In the last few years, we have been seen a lot happening around sustainable packaging, which is based on the 3R policy: reduce, reuse, recycle (and additionally re-consume and re-circulate) and the industry believe that to contain the New Plastics Economy, companies, manufacturers, government and stakeholders must work towards adopting imaginative solutions like biodegradable packaging and recyclable packaging, making us move towards a circular economy that propagates a new way to design, make, and use things within planetary boundaries.
Having said that, there are also harsh truths attached to this packaging story. Let’s look at it: single use plastics, they have been serving as a convenient packaging solution in the country for the last 15years.While using plastic we failed to realize its impact on our environment, oceans, and health.This needs to change.
At the moment sustainable packaging is the need of the hour and for India to move forward we need to emphasise on below few key parameters of adopting sustainable packaging.
• Infrastructure aid
• Becoming a part of usual packaging process
• Can India become a 100% eco-friendly country anytime soon?
Andrew Brown, Regional Sales & Marketing Director (Printing Material Products Division), DIC Asia Pacific
Amit Shah, Jt. President & amp; Chief Marketing Officer (Flexible Packaging Business) UFlex Limited
Amit Banga, Managing Director, SB Packagings Pvt. Ltd.
Amit Saurkar, Head - Packaging Development, MTR Foods Pvt Ltd
Sriraam Selvam, Associate Editor, PrintWeek