Corrugated Packaging reduces Fast Food waste
"It’s a myth that reducing the packaging will automatically cut the amount of waste from fast food", says the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI). According to the CPI, "Companies in the Corrugated Industry have introduced a range of packaging solutions for hot food, specifically designed for takeaways, combining innovative design with fine fluting to make the product easier to handle and consume".
The idea is underlined by CPI Director of Packaging Affairs, Andy Barnetson: “Corrugated packaging has superb environmental credentials, and this is being recognised by the fast food industry. “Not only does corrugated packaging protect products and prevent spills and leaks, its boxes are designed for heat retention for food on the go. The insulated fluting material keeping it fresher for longer therefore encouraging the consumer to eat all the contents", he adds.
The recyclability of paper packaging is well known – for instance McDonald’s Restaurants reported that during 2013 its eateries worldwide recycled 77% of its cardboard waste.
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