This brief describes policy options to enable greater use of compostable packagingJump to full report >>
Compostable food packaging could potentially reduce waste from plastic food packaging. Current obstacles to the more widespread use of compostable packaging include the lack of a systematic collection system and composting infrastructure, enforcement of standards, and complications with recycling. This note describes policy options to enable greater use of compostable packaging and is designed to be read in conjunction with POSTnote 605, Plastic Food Packaging Waste.
POSTnotes are based on literature reviews and interviews with a range of stakeholders and
are externally peer reviewed. POST would like to thank interviewees and peer reviewers for kindly giving up their time during the preparation of this briefing including:
Authors: Peter Border; Caroline Wood
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