Summary of Waste and Opportunity 2015
Environmental Progress and Challenges in Food, Beverage, and Consumer Goods Packaging
Natural Resources Defense Council and As You Sow © 2015
Corporations must evaluate the environment impact of their current packaging standards and recycling practices.
Despite the widespread awareness about recycling benefits, the recycling rate in the United States is lower than that of many developed countries. This report by Conrad B. MacKerron, an executive with the nonprofit organization As You Sow, analyzes the current packaging practices of the quick service (or fast food) restaurant, beverage and consumer goods sectors. getAbstract recommends his research to managers of QSR, beverage and consumer goods companies, as well as packaging designers and environmentalists.
In this summary, you will learn
- Which packaging policies companies in the quick service (or fast food) restaurant, beverage and grocery sectors currently practice;
- What challenges companies face in trying to increase the recycling rate of packaging materials; and
- What steps companies can take to make their recycling processes more efficient.
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