Problem

Non-destructible containers and packaging

Other Names:
Ecologically unfriendly products
Unrecyclable disposable products
Environmentally unfriendly consumer products
Nature:

Paper and cardboard are being replaced for wrapping and packaging by plastic and other materials which are almost indestructible and which, when discarded, damage the environment, unless collected for disposal. It is also increasingly acceptable to supply certain goods in non-returnable containers and to use non-returnable plastic cups, plates and cutlery for food. Any saving to the consumer in the initial cost of the product is likely to be offset by the higher indirect charges for waste disposal and by the damage to the environment.

Reduced By:
Consumer boycotts
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
30.09.2019 – 18:30 CEST