Plastics and the Environment

7 ways packaging is changing to reduce plastic waste

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

Alex Thornton

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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
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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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