Choose products with packaging that was designed to use fewer materials

Packaging plays several roles: it protects the product from shock and breakage, makes handling easier and displays information. In the case of perishable products such as food, cosmetics and medication, packaging plays a crucial role in their preservation and conservation, while prolonging the product’s useful life and therefore preventing waste.

Did you know that packaging can extend the life of the product and therefore reduce waste?

An English cucumber is a good example. Without packaging, this vegetable stays fresh for only 3 days in the grocery store, while, with the plastic wrap, it remains in excellent condition for about 14 days. Just a little recyclable plastic wrap makes a big difference.