This paper I will discuss the issue of packaging waste and provide recommendations as to what I believe the United States can do to reducing packaging waste. As a whole, packaging waste has gotten out of control around the world. However, the United States seems to be steps behind other countries in effectively finding was to reduce packaging waste. In fact, “The U.S. manages to produce a quarter of the world’s waste despite the fact that its population of 300 million is less than 5% of the world’s population, according to 2005 estimates”(Malone). The United States is not only responsible for producing the greatest amount of waste, but we also recover the least of it. The United States needs to address this issue more seriously, at a national level, which is why I am addressing this paper the the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
If you would like to read more about this issue there is a link to my White Paper below. Enjoy!