Consumer behavior as a challenge and opportunity for circular food packaging
A systematic literature review
The food sector is a potential site for the implementation of circular economy strategies. Food
packaging cause concern due to high production volume, short usage, problems of waste
management and littering. Circular economy strategies could address these concerns if there is
consumer acceptance and participation in systems with food packaging. We seek to review
current knowledge of consumer behavior in relation to circular food packaging. The study finds
that circular economy in terms of the recycling strategy, are found foremost in European and
American setting. While reuse strategies were more prevalent in studies from 1970-80s, such
initiatives have been renewed.
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