Ensuring sustainability: Questions to ask your packaging supplier

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Ensuring sustainability: Questions to ask your packaging supplier
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Ensuring sustainability: Questions to ask your packaging supplier

Geber86 via Getty Images Consumer concerns around sustainability and protecting the environment have been increasing, leading to closer scrutiny of companies’ actions in those areas. Nearly half (44%) of consumers said their interest in shopping sustainably has risen since the start of the pandemic, according to the 2022 Consumer Sustainability Survey from Blue Yonder. Much of the focus on sustainable business practices has revolved around packaging — 55% of consumers in a 2020 McKinsey survey reported that they were extremely or very concerned about the environmental impact of product packaging. Consumers were also concerned about packaging as it relates to food waste, citing an interest in attributes such as hygiene and safety, shelf life, and durability. Questions for your packaging supplier Amid the growing consumer interest in eco-friendly business practices, food companies need to ensure that they are following through on their claims when it comes to sustainable packaging. […]

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