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single use plastic, still needed ?

Updated: Sep 8, 2018


These past months, we saw big media coverage and masive communication about single use #plastics

Issue seems today focussed on #food service and #restaurants (eg. straw) and on food retail p#ackaging. What will be next ban : condoms? #pharmaceutical & #cosmetic packaging?

There is almost only one voice about the negative aspect of plastic, even if most of the stakeholders didn’t educate people about differences with plastic made from #renewable resources or not, home #compostable or not plastic, water degradable plastic, #recyclable and #recycled plastic etc. It was quickly shuffled through with no discussion.

3 years ago, with the campaign about #foodWaste, everyone in Europe recognised the need of packaging (incl. Plastic) to reduce waste. But now, consumers believe plastic kill turtles and fishes.

I am not underestimating that plastic in the #ocean is a massive problem and we need to address it. But we must choose the right target as single-use plastic may save your life specially in the medical ara :

this is unecessary packaging amd mismanaged plastic waste the issue not the material.

Shouldn’t we be fair and better educate #consumers? The issue is not the plastic itself but disposal of plastic and absence of large recycling streams (except for PET and PE)- Maybe , banning plastic is the easiest solution compared to finding efficient way of #recycling ?

Media did choose to ban it, refraining interesting barrier properties for food & pharma.

This is a pity


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What does it mean? This is the idea of using and reusing containers for quick service restaurants (QSR) for instore consumption or on the go. If the food service is fast, the collection/cleaning/ depo