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Title: FOOD PACKAGING IN SINGAPORE (AN ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE)
Authors: BANSAL GEETA
Issue Date: 2003
Citation: BANSAL GEETA (2003). FOOD PACKAGING IN SINGAPORE (AN ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE). ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The study was carried out to look into environmental considerations given to the food packages in Singapore. The research was earned out to find some facts about the packaging consumption for food products in Singapore. The work was done to show how much food packages are contributing to solid waste problem in the country. The research objectives were to see the existing food packaging environment in Singapore by calculaing the amount of packaging materials used by particular foods, to carry out a complete assessment of some commonly consumed food packages and to investigate the consumer views regarding the environmental aspects of food packaging. The significant findings included that milk, carbonated drinks, canned foods were using the most of the packaging materials. It was also noticed that laminates were far less material consuming than the rigid packaging materials and they were observed to be best from the source reduction point of view. Bigger packages were found to be more efficient than the smaller ones. It was also observed that no standard practices for environmental considerations were being followed in the country. The consumer views show that buyers were well aware about the environmental problems related with packaging but very less were willing to pay the premium for environment friendly packaging. The consumers were more likely to be concerned with the price or safety of a product than with its packaging, and product convenience was also a critical consideration. No coordination was found between the information given on the packages and the real practices being followed. Biodegradable packaging was not found to be best solution because of the lack of space and collection facilities in the country.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/150036
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