Advancing Consistent, Effective, Design and Labeling Standards for Compostable Packaging

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February 01, 2024

Without clarity and harmonization of labeling designs and claims, consumer confusion will persist. This confusion will make it impossible to achieve a shift to a circular economy—a more resilient system without waste.

This policy brief explains the importance of clear and consistent labeling designs standards for compostable packaging to reduce packaging waste, outlining 5 recommended actions for policymakers. 

This new consumer data should inform policies that advance an economically viable, sustainable future for food-contact compostable packaging. A harmonized approach to state labeling policies would promote a higher likelihood of adoption and compliance among brands, manufacturers, convertors and consumers, helping reduce waste in the process.

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