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The sustainable food packaging to help reduce global warming

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Global food packaging leader Tetra Pak joined a media roundtable with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) recently to discuss how food packaging can help address the problem of humans and reduce the global warming.

Food packaging plays a key role in feeding the world but also impacts the earth’s climate and its limited resources. 

According to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020, growth in the global population 

and increased use of land in the past half-century has been destroying the planet at an alarming rate. 

As the world population grows, more food sources – especially animal protein – is consumed, thus exacerbating climate change. Another key factor leading to global warming is urbanisation.

People tend to live in crowded cities for easy access to job opportunities and transportation. 

Then there is the problem with consumerism, which has people consuming far more than they actually need, thus causing oversupply and a linear economy, where waste from consumption cannot be recycled.

Yingyong Vityananan, head of WWF Thailand’s said “This is why conservation needs to be addressed urgently if we want to protect the planet for our future generations,” 

“If we cut down on the impact our actions have on the environment, global temperatures should not rise by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius before the end of this decade, but if we continue living and consuming at the current rate, global temperatures will rise by at least 4 degrees,”

Published : May 28, 2021