Infographic: Growth of the World’s Packaging Consumption
Designed by: Vimvipa (Pla) Poome, Young Joo Kim, Jahnvi Manek and Dok Chon
Packaging usage around the world is on the rise, especially in the fast-growing economies of Asia and also Eastern Europe. The economy plays a central role in influencing this growth, and it is mainly driven by current trends including, on-the-go lifestyle, health awareness, brand enhancement/differentiation, and smaller households. Paper packaging makes up most of the market, and for many countries the packaging industry as a whole is responsible for producing their largest portions of municipal solid waste. As these countries continue to develop the likely hood of this need decreasing is slim. Taking that into consideration as we plan for the future, we should ask ourselves, what can be done to reduce the waste and potential harm posed by this reality?
Source: World Packaging Organization