A rise in plastic food packaging is failing to reduce Europe’s growing food waste problem, and in some cases may even be fueling it, according this study prepared by the Institute for European Environmental Policy for Friends of the Earth Europe and Zero Waste Europe.
The report is accompanied by a series of factsheets that clarify some of the problems with – and solutions to – plastic food packaging, covering:
- Short food supply chains
- Package-free retail
- The shortcomings of Life-Cycle Assessments (LCAs)
The annex with the full data used in the report is available here.