Sustainability Survey Reveals Challenges in Global
The need to package food, consumer and industrial products in a more sustainable and affordable way dominates the worldwide packaging industry, according to DuPont’s global survey of consumer packaged goods companies and packaging converters.
More than 500 packaging professionals were surveyed and over 40% cited sustainability as the toughest challenge while 33% named cost as a major factor.
The Many Faces of Sustainability
Meeting sustainability challenges requires multiple strategies, according to survey results. Of those respondents working on sustainable packaging:
- 65% say their efforts are focused on design for recyclability or use of recycled content.
- 57% are focused on weight reduction.
- 41% rely on renewable or biobased materials.
- 25% say they are focused on compostable materials.
“These survey results confirm that there are many pathways to improving packaging sustainability,” Bill said. “It starts with close collaboration throughout the value chain to spark innovation.”
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