Download e-book for kindle: Packaging for sustainability by Karli Verghese, Helen Lewis, Leanne Fitzpatrick

By Karli Verghese, Helen Lewis, Leanne Fitzpatrick

The packaging is stressed from regulators, buyers and different stakeholders to enhance packaging’s sustainability via decreasing its environmental and societal affects. it is a massive problem as a result of the advanced interactions among items and their packaging, and the various roles that packaging performs within the offer chain.

Packaging for Sustainability is a concise and readable guide for practitioners who're attempting to enforce sustainability ideas for packaging. case experiences are used during the publication to demonstrate attainable purposes and scenarios. Packaging for Sustainability attracts at the services of researchers and practitioners to supply info on enterprise advantages, environmental concerns and priorities, environmental overview instruments, layout for setting, advertising options, and demanding situations for the future.

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If it fails, the cost of the lost product can be many times the cost of the packaging itself Source: Verghese and Lewis [52, p. 4386] Who bears the cost Product manufacturer Product manufacturer, retailer/distributor or customer Product manufacturer, retailer/distributor customer Product manufacturer retailer/distributor customer Retailer/distributor or customer Product manufacturer Product manufacturer 34 L. Fitzpatrick et al. chain. Using less material reduces all of the impacts associated with raw materials.

Can the cost of the package be reduced through a more efficient design or by using materials that attract lower recycling fees (some countries have differential recycling fees—see Chap. 4 for more information)? 1). 1 The Keep Cup The reusable ‘KeepCup’ for takeaway coffee demonstrates a new way of thinking for out-of-home packaging. Promoted as the ‘first barista standard reusable coffee cup’, the KeepCup has a similar shape to conventional coffee cups and is easily filled by a cafe espresso machine.

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