Reduce wisely First is another important step in instituting the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) approach. Brands that explore the role of primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging in the value chain and address how it can be minimized will achieve lower EPR fees and a reduced environmental impact. Reducing the amount of packaging has the most beneficial effect on the environment. However, package reduction may increase the environmental impact of the food system, so reduction must be do…

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Claire Koelsch Sand, PhD, contributing editor, is CEO of Packaging Technology and Research and Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University and California Polytechnic State University ([email protected]).