Packaging: the carbon dilemma for food companies

Just Food | While packaging accounts for only a small share of food companies’ carbon footprints, it’s an important topic to consumers, public authorities and NGOs. Quantis’ Laura Peano, Global Plastics Lead, shared her insights with Just Food, emphasizing that sustainable packaging is still important to address as it is the first touchpoint with consumers. When addressing the climate impact of packaging, companies may be undermining efforts in other sustainability areas and shifting impacts. This is why it’s key to take a planetary boundaries approach — “brands must go beyond carbon, looking at biodiversity, plastic pollution and circularity.”

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