In the fast-moving consumer goods area, the economics are such that the minimum amount of packaging, to ensure protection, is actually used.
Where there are cases, as the article suggests, of misleading and deceptive packaging, these can be referred to a recently established independent body - The Packaging Council - that will address public concerns and complaints about packaging. 'Unnecessary packaging' is a subjective issue that cannot be dealt with by legislation, and the United Kingdom's lead in establishing this watchdog has been followed by Denmark and Germany.
The Industry Council for
Packaging and the Environment
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