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Packaging for Sustainability


March 17, 2012

Helen Lewis


Packaging for Sustainability

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The 'cons' of glass packaging

It's heavy, requiring more energy to transport and distribute.

Although glass packaging is commonly recyclable, contamination is a problem, when mixed with non-recyclable types of glass and other ceramics. When contaminated, recycled glass can’t be used for packaging, and is only suitable for down-cycled applications, such as an aggregate in construction materials.

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