Did you know that 98% of food packaging is made of plastic?
BELOW ARE A LIST OF MONTAGNE VERTE’S SUGGESTIONS FOR ECO-RESPONSIBLE FOOD PACKAGING
100 billion used packages are thrown away in France every year. This amounts to 5 million tons, half of which are made of plastic.¹ Food packaging is one of the 10 most recovered pieces of plastic waste in waterways around the world.²
It’s important to know that 8 million tons of plastic makes its way in to our oceans every year and if that’s kept up, there will be more plastic than fish by 2050.³ Halfway between Hawaii and California lies the infamous ‘plastic island’, or the biggest cluster of plastic in the world measuring 3.5 million km².⁴ This is 6 times the surface of France.
Being faced with these environmental impacts, regulation is already starting to change. Businesses are subject to new rules putting sustainable development at the forefront: the French Senate has banned, as of January 2021, plastic straws and mixing sticks for drinks.
Using packaging which is biodegradable, or even better, compostable is the right solution to make sure our waste doesn’t pollute natural environments.
Sources  Agir pour l’environnement: Les emballages utiles et inutiles,  Surfrider 2017,  Fondation Ellen MacArthur,  Nettoyage de l’océan