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Recyclable Packaging: A Waste or Worth?

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Recyclable packaging is not just beneficial for the environment, more importantly, the circular economy brings enormous economic value.

Hey, did you know? Every year, approximately 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are used and discarded globally, which equals nearly 2 million plastic bags thrown into the garbage every minute[1]. So where does all this packaging waste end up?

The Economic Potential of Reusable Packaging

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First, let me tell you about the benefits of recycling packaging. It’s not just beneficial for the environment, such as reducing waste and pollution. More importantly, the circular economy brings enormous economic value. It is estimated that by 2050, the European circular economy could generate a value of up to €1.8 trillion[2]. That means all that garbage is no longer just trash!

Take a look at this example: Taiwan! They transformed from a garbage island in the 1990s into a global recycling powerhouse, with an annual recycling rate of over 55%[3]. Many companies are also starting to design reusable packaging, such as Coca-Cola introducing 100% recyclable PET bottles[4].

The Growing Trend of Biodegradable Plastics

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Technology is lending a helping hand too! You may have heard of some food packaging made from biodegradable materials instead of traditional plastics. In addition to this, more and more countries and companies are investing in recycled plastic technology. So, in the future, when you go shopping, you might see not only “recyclable” signs but also messages about “zero waste.”

A Greener Tomorrow with Sustainable Packaging

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Finally, what needs to change is not just policies and technology but also our mindset. As consumers, choosing reusable packaging or avoiding single-use plastics is something we can do right away. After all, every small change will make a big impact on our planet.


This article is written by: Roy Sia – INNORHINO Design Team
Image source: INNORHINO, Unsplash, Pexels


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