SGS Expert Looks at the Problem of Unsustainable Packaging

An SGS expert looks at the problem of packaging waste and details what measures are being taken to improve sustainability.
( | Press Release | 2021-04-16 19:29:14 )
SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published an article looking the problem of unsustainable packaging.

It is predicted that by 2050 we will be using 140 billion tons of resources every year. This is unsustainable.

A significant part of the problem is packaging that is being used to display, protect and transport the goods we buy. In 2018, it was estimated every EU citizen generated 174 kg of packaging waste. This is unsustainable.

Consumers, governments and industry are no longer ignoring this problem. They are now looking for more sustainable packaging options that reduce resource use and increase recyclability.

SGS’s Consumer Compact article looks at the global problem of packaging waste, considering its scale, the pressure being exerted by governments and consumers, and the responses being taken by industry.

Read the original Consumer Compact article, ‘Turning the Tide: Creating Sustainable Packaging Solutions.’ []

SGS Packaging Services
SGS offers a one-stop service to help manufacturers produce and supply sustainable packaging to clients operating in markets around the world. Theirs solutions cover sustainable fiber services for paper and cardboard packaging, biodegradability and compostability testing, design and prototyping, life cycle analysis and cradle-to-cradle certification. After all, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS Packaging services. []

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About SGS
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

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