Comments on: Plastic packaging fails to reduce food waste, study warns https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/thu-plastic-packaging-fails-to-reduce-food-waste-study-warns/ EU news and policy debates across languages Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:03:25 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: oisin_morris https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/thu-plastic-packaging-fails-to-reduce-food-waste-study-warns/#comment-333928 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 21:56:11 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1228905#comment-333928 Glass recycling is not necessarily a particularly “green” option because melting recycled glass uses only 30% less energy than melting raw materials, and the collection costs of recycling can outweigh the primary energy saving.
Maximum savings of 13% of energy, and some reduced landfill (but glass landfill generates no methane). https://www.nrel.gov/docs/legosti/old/5703.pdf

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By: julian.carroll https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/thu-plastic-packaging-fails-to-reduce-food-waste-study-warns/#comment-333927 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:56:11 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1228905#comment-333927 Most unhelpful and totally lacking credibility, given the well known and long standing criticism of plastic by both the organizations which commissioned the study. The added opinion of the glass packaging industry (a competitor of plastic) further undermines the credibility of this report.

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