Packaging and Product Containers

Packaging and product containers create a great deal of the landfill generated in the United States. Packaging and product containers also contribute significantly to the cost of finished goods sold commercially. As a result, many consumers, producers, and activists search for green alternatives that will make packaging and product containers more environmentally friendly while also reducing the amount spent on these items. The market for green packaging and product containers is estimated to be as much as $45 billion per year by 2013. Sustainable packaging and product containers focus on three related criteria: functionality, cost-effectiveness, and support for long-term human and ecological health. Advances for sustainable packaging and product containers are driven by an increased awareness of environmental issues, coupled with the elevated costs of ...

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