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Packaging waste, the part of the waste that consists of packaging and packaging material, is a major part of the total global waste, and the major part of the packaging waste consists of single-use plastic food packaging, a hallmark of throwaway culture.[1][2] Notable examples for which the need for regulation was recognized early, are "containers of liquids for human consumption", i.e. plastic bottles, tetrapaks and the like.[3] In Europe, the Germans top the list of packaging waste producers with more than 220 kilos of packaging per capita.[2]

Packaging waste can be classified as post-consumer solid waste.

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External linksEdit

  • "Packaging Waste & Sustainability Forum 2019". Packaging Europe. 2019-01-03. Retrieved 2019-02-20.


  1. ^ Hall, Dave (2017-03-13). "Waste packaging". the Guardian. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  2. ^ a b Local, DPA/The (2018-07-26). "Germany accumulates more packaging waste per capita than any country in the EU". The Local. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  3. ^ "Packaging waste - Environment". European Commission. Retrieved 2019-02-20.