Report: Circular economy in packaging


Packaging plays an important role in the economy due to its functions: storage, protection, safety and hygiene, transport, delivery and presentation of products. Unfortunately, they also have a negative impact on the environment - it is estimated that packaging is responsible for a significant consumption of primary raw materials (according to some estimates, up to 40% of plastics and 50% of paper) and is a source of a large amount of waste.

The UN Global Compact Network Poland report "Circular economy in packaging", created in partnership with McDonald's Polska, aims not only to analyze the key challenges related to the transformation of the system towards a circular packaging economy, but also to identify the opportunities it brings. Business sees the need to implement solutions in the field of closed-circuit packaging economy not only due to environmental aspects, but also to consumer trends and increasing its competitiveness on the market. Legislation also requires such a transformation from the industry. To be effective, change must take place in accordance with the 3R principle, which puts reducing the amount of waste first, then reuse, and only then recycling.

The content of the report can be found at the link: Circular Economy in Packaging Report.

source: UN Global Compact Network Poland