Plastics and the Environment

7 ways packaging is changing to reduce plastic waste

Lee Yong-gi, owner of a recycling facility, collects recycling garbage at an apartment area in Seoul, South Korea, October 23, 2020. Picture taken October 23, 2020.    REUTERS/Heo Ran - RC2DXJ912670

Plastic pollution remains one of the world's biggest challenges. Image: REUTERS/Heo Ran

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Packaging is the leader of plastic waste. Image: Our World in Data
A sweet potato with a laser etching on the skin in place of a plastic label
Laser etching is one way to replace labels on produce. Image: ICA
A jar filled with what small white tablets, which replace tradition toothpaste plastic tubes.
Toothpaste tablets are an alternative to traditional plastic tubes. Image: Bite

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The treatment of plastic waste varies greatly cross Europe. Image: Eurostate

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