Packaging Reduction Tips for Different Sectors
Packaging has been playing its indispensable role in business activities and our daily lives. Yet, many of these packaging is intended to be used only once or a limited number of times before disposal. In Hong Kong, environmental problems caused by excessive packaging has been a growing concern, of which consumers are demanding more for products with simple packaging.
Therefore, it is high time to rethink how business could balance various environmental criteria of packaging with other functional and commercial considerations, and look at ways of tackling packaging and reducing the amount of materials we are using to strive towards the goal of carbon neutrality and achieving sustainability.
To facilitate trade practitioners in kickstarting their journey on packaging reduction and management, the EPD is developing a set of sector-specific guides to provide practical tips and experience sharing on how to avoid and reduce packaging consumption and achieve sustainable packaging management in their daily operations. These guides also offer guidance and reference for trade practitioners to prepare packaging reporting and disclose packaging data in a harmonised structure so as to identify areas of improvement beyond their current practices.
You may view the guides by clicking below links:
Other sectorial guides are under preparation, and we will soon share them with the trade when ready.