Cardboard box for a circular economy: How packaging does good for our environment by Stefano Rossi

Could a move to zero packaging harbour a great deal more negative impact to our environment instead?

Zero-packaging stores – where rows of jars and refill stations sit full of food that is ready for consumers to fill up containers brought from home – have proliferated in recent years.

Yet they tend to be more expensive than their supermarket equivalents and therefore a more aspirational offering – and they may not be as beneficial to the environment as they first seem.

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