Packaging waste

  • packaging waste
  • Waste comprised of materials, or items, used to protect, contain, or transport a commodity or product and usually considered a type of consumer waste.
Abstract from DBPedia
    Packaging waste, the part of the waste that consists of packaging and packaging material, is a major part of the total global waste, and the major part of the packaging waste consists of single-use plastic food packaging, a hallmark of throwaway culture. Notable examples for which the need for regulation was recognized early, are "containers of liquids for human consumption", i.e. plastic bottles and the like. In Europe, the Germans top the list of packaging waste producers with more than 220 kilos of packaging per capita.