The circular economy and the packaging industry. Circular economy an industrial economy that is restorative by intention. The focus is aimed at the reliance on renewable energy, minimizing, tracks, and eliminating the use of toxic chemicals. Circular economy focus is on design with careful insight into biological nutrients and a high-quality product. How does this model resonate with the packaging industry? While the packaging industry is looking towards a more eco-efficiency philosophy, but not necessarily in the long term. Packaging Digest surveyed members of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, who were more likely to have heard about circular efficiency than non-members. However, a large percentage were still unfamiliar with the concept. More were familiar with the eco-efficiency rather than the circular efficiency. More so, many were unfamiliar with what practice their company employed.
Source: Packaging Digest
To read the responses from the survey, please visit http://www.packagingdigest.com/sustainable-packaging/packaging-professionals-still-struggle-with-setting-sustainable-strategies141204