The Evolving Role of Flexible Packaging in the Circular Economy

The Evolving Role of Flexible Packaging in the Circular Economy

Donna Visioli
Sustainable Solutions

Packaging contributes to sustainability in many ways including: reduced package weight; recyclable materials; reduced food waste; and reduced packaging waste. Flexible packaging adds unique challenges, including low bulk density and, in some cases, complex multilayer structures. These challenges are described, along with examples of approaches to meet the challenges.