Source: McKinsey research
Large-scale research conducted by McKinsey shows:
The use of plastic packaging helps in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
This study showed that plastic packaging results in less CO2 emissions than alternative types of packaging.
Research on CO2 emissions
McKinsey has conducted research on the CO2 emissions of different types of packaging and packaging materials. The McKinsey study compared 14 plastic packaging types with alternative packaging made from such materials as cardboard, glass and cotton.
‘EPS as a food packaging material generates 30% less CO2 emissions than the same type of packaging made of cardboard.’
The results are unequivocal. Out of the 14 plastic packaging types that were studied, 13 were shown to generate significantly lower CO2 emissions compared to alternative packaging materials.
In fact, using the particle foam EPS as a food packaging material generates 30% less CO2 emissions than the same type of packaging made of cardboard. Read the research results here.
Prerequisite for low CO2 emissions
Packaging must be recyclable, which is the main prerequisite for low CO2 emissions. For recycling purposes, the best types of packaging are made from only one material; these are known as mono-materials.
The particle foam EPS is a mono-material and infinitely recyclable. Would you like to know more about recycling EPS? Watch the video:
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