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Re: polymer packaging

October 31, 2016 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 94, ISSUE 43

Alex Tullo’s cover story on the trade-offs associated with the use of plastic food packaging (C&EN, Oct. 17, page 32) led readers to ponder the material’s future.
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Researchers should put more effort into looking for alternative and biodegradable packaging materials.
Mudassiru Salihu via C&EN’s website

Why are we not putting the same amount of pressure on the waste and recycling industry as we are on the packaging industry? ... When are we going to really address the changes that are needed in how we collect, transport, separate, and ultimately recycle our waste materials?
Jacqueline Ignacio via C&EN’s website

I went through this #Packaging culture shock when visiting my relatives in Japan in ’90s. Now shock is in U.S.—but we’ll figure it out.
Kaoru Aou (@KaoruAou) via Twitter

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