Cardboard versus plastic

The article argues that recyclable cardboard packaging is a more sustainable and environmentally friendly method of packaging fresh produce as compared to plastic packaging, which is prevalent in Europe.

In a bid to encourage cardboard packaging, the president of the Institute for Sustainable Production, José Cabrera suggested that the EU could introduce a certificate of sustainability for those farmers that use cardboard.

The article also argues that it makes more economic sense to switch to cardboard packaging since cardboard can be more easily and cheaply printed on and is better for shipping.

As Lebanon is exporting more of its fruits and vegetables, agricultural distributors and farmers should consider what packaging makes the most sense for them to use- and which is better for the environment.

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