Zero Waste Europe: Debunking common myths about food hygiene, food waste, and health concerns related to reusable packaging

A new factsheet from Zero Waste Europe aims to bust some of the most common myths surrounding food packaging. Misconceptions regarding food hygiene, health concerns, and food waste have been spread by the interested industry for some time. These concerns were raised especially during the current debate on revising the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR).

The factsheet addresses several myths, including that single use packaging reduces food waste and protects our health; that reusable packaging is not hygienic; and that recycling will solve the waste problem.