Containers and packaging clog municipal waste streams with the Environmental Protection Agency estimating the load at 82.2 million tons in 2018 – more than 28% of all waste produced. At the same time, the USDA estimates as much as 40% of food is discarded due to real or perceived spoilage.
It’s a twin problem as U.S. consumers begin to demand solutions and large corporations increase commitments on waste reduction. Solutions range from antimicrobial packaging for produce to biodegradable bags and boxes to replace single use plastics.
British plastics-maker Symphony Environmental Technologies PLC announced an agreement with Grupo Bimbo to supply its d2p antimicrobial bread packaging, World Bakers reported (June 28).
Symphony Environmental Technologies plc (LON:SYM) is a world leader in the development of additives to make ordinary plastic biodegradable and protective technologies to enhance plastic products.