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Don’t muck up your compostable packaging standard

The fourth in a series written for NZ Food Technology. By Natalie Martin, 3R Group Materials Innovation Manager Those looking to improve the sustainability of their packaging may be considering compostable alternatives, but beware, it’s a complex issue. In New Zealand we are faced with something of a chicken-and-egg situation: There’s a fast-growing move to compostable packaging, but no national standard, labelling, or collection system, and few compost processors willing to take it. As a result, compostable packaging often ends up in landfill where it creates greenhouse gases or contaminates recycling streams when consumers misidentify it. Unfortunately, it’s an area, where good intentions can lead to unintended consequences and the risk of being accused of greenwashing. If you are considering ...

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