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New Zealand Recommends Cautious Approach for Compostable Packaging (FREE)

The Ministry for the Environment has issued a warning about compostable packaging - likening it to single-use plastics. This is a FREE article

Composting facilities don’t want the plant-based packaging because it devalues their final product and councils don’t collect it at the roadside.

It also has concerns about the possible impacts of compostable products on soils and the food chain and is scoping research to better understand those impacts.


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Compostable packaging: Environment Ministry urges cautious approach

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