Pandemic Leads to More Single-Use Plastic; Company on a Mission to Reduce Waste with Smart Food Packaging that Won’t Harm the Environment | SproutNews

, Pandemic Leads to More Single-Use Plastic; Company on a Mission to Reduce Waste with Smart Food Packaging that Won’t Harm the Environment | SproutNews, The Circular Economy

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing an excessive waste problem around the world with an increase in the use of plastic bags, delivery packages, and takeout containers. According to Bloomberg, single-use plastics such as polystyrene (the material used to make Styrofoam™) are experiencing a renewed demand due to the pandemic. Plastic waste is increasing in the restaurant industry due to the rise in takeout and delivery orders (essential to keeping the industry afloat), and the proliferation of all these disposable containers.

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