Majority of Canadians Actively Shopping for Food with Non-Plastic Packaging: Study

Single-use plastics—or SUPs—are a very hot topic for Canadians. SUPs are used only once, then discarded or recycled. They include most food and product packaging, plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, and beverage bottles. Reduction of SUPs has emerged as a key environmental concern in Canada and around the world.

The Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University has just released the results of an exploratory study of societal attitudes in Canada toward SUPs: The single-use plastics dilemma: Perceptions and possible solutions. The aim of the study is to better understand the views of Canadian consumers on SUPs in the food industry, and to explore possible solutions.

Single-use plastics—or SUPs—are a very hot topic for Canadians. SUPs are used only once, then discarded or recycled. They include most food and product packaging, plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, and beverage bottles. Reduction of SUPs has emerged as a key environmental concern in Canada and around the world.

The vast majority of Canadians surveyed—93.7%—said they are personally motivated to reduce single-use plastic food packaging because of its environmental impacts. 89.8% believe that regulations to reduce use of SUP packaging for food should be strengthened.

Source: Retail Insider

Wonderful to see that our sporting good industry has been at the forefront of reducing its use of plastic.” CSGA

 

2019-06-07T10:16:10-04:00 June 7th, 2019|