July 1: “Stop apologising and start promoting the benefits of packaging” was the overriding message to packaging manufacturers from speakers at the recent Europack Summit, held in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Packaging has a positive impact on the environment by preventing food products – which use vast amounts of energy to produce – from ending up as waste. Measured as ‘carbon footprint’, this benefit far outweighs the relatively small negative impact of waste packaging.

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