Resource-intensive packaging

Other Names:
Energy-intensive packaging

The packaging demanded for products requires large amounts of energy, in addition to the chemicals, wood and plastics needed to produce boxes, padding, bags and decorative materials which increase the environmental cost. It has been estimated that over 360 billion BTUs of energy could have been saved in the USA if the 1986 per capita packaging consumption had remained at the per capita levels of 1958.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST