IFST POST Fellow co-authors POSTnote on Compostable Food Packaging

Caroline Wood, IFST POST Fellow 2018-19 has co-authored the POSTnote on Compostable Food Packaging.

Compostable food packaging could potentially reduce waste from plastic food packaging. Current obstacles to the more widespread use of compostable packaging include the lack of systematic collection system and composting infrastructure, enforcement of standards and complications with recycling.

The POSTnote describes policy options to enable greater use of compostable packaging and is designed to be read in conjunction with the POSTnote on Plastic Food Packaging Waste.