Holistic Environmental Footprint
Considering the front end and the back end of the production of packaging.
We often focus on waste management and disposal of single-use and disposable of packaging. We are not wrong in doing so as we do need to manage our waste and consider the type of product (sustainable or non sustainable) as well as the method of disposal.
But in this obsession with the disposal and waste management, that is the back end; we forget the equally important front end stage; that is the production of such packaging. We forget how the manufacturing of the packaging can have more of an impact on the environment than even its disposal.