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OECD Environmental Data 2004
Uploaded on Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
Share of packaging waste in total household waste (OECD)
Once a product is manufactured and ready to be sold, it
must be distributed. To protect it from dirt and shocks, to
make it easier to store, but also to make it look appealing,
a whole science has developed to design the most suitable
wrappings. The variety of products demands a huge diversity
of packaging and a wide range of materials: cardboard
boxes, glass jars, plastic bags, plastic film, aluminium
wrappers and expanded polystyrene, to name just a few.