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Supply Chain Leaders’ Guide to Reducing Packaging Waste

Published: 16 August 2019

ID: G00390291

Analyst(s): John Blake , Sarah Watt


Improving your organization’s packaging sustainability positioning requires more than programs centered on recycling; it requires a focus on waste prevention. Supply chain leaders can use this research to increase awareness of preconsumer waste and achieve improvements across the value chain.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Increase Your Organization’s Awareness of the Waste Hierarchy
  • Reduce the Preconsumer Packaging Waste Produced in the Value Chain
  • Set Targets for Acceptable Product-to-Package Ratios
  • Adopt a “Zero Waste to Landfill” Vision

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