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Companies are beginning to fight plastic waste

Updated: Mar 17, 2018

Plastic packaging is cheap, but it lasts for years in our landfills. Consumers are asking for alternatives, and some companies are exploring new ways to be greener.

Can we be part of the solution?

Pay attention to packaging when purchasing items.

Choose packages that have less plastic. Look for items that use biodegradable packaging.

From cookies to toothpaste, razors to cigarettes, low-cost products wrapped in plastic line supermarket shelves around the world. The short lifespan and high turnover of these items mean they are a major culprit when it comes to single-use plastic - packaging used just once before being thrown away. For those trying to cut down on their use of plastic, a trip to the supermarket can be a depressing affair. But some manufacturers are finding solutions to the problem.

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