Why This Study is Important
As the European Commission looks to review the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, it is imperative only the most sustainable, economically-sound and safe solutions be promoted.
Looking at the new study, we can easily conclude that for takeaway services, single-use paper-based packaging is always the better solution compared to multiple-use packaging. And while this study focused on quick-service restaurants, it can easily be generalised to other types of restaurants that offer takeaway services. QSRs operate under a standardised system and provide a referential for best-in-class dishwashers in the hotel-restaurant-café sector. As such, the switch to multiple-use packaging in other types of restaurants should deliver even worse results due to the lowest efficiency of the dishwashers.
We call on the European Commission to take this evidence into account in the upcoming Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation.