Page 6: Conclusion
Today, INCPEN’s major challenge is to develop effective working partnerships with the regulators to ensure that policy on packaging aligns more closely with the major challenges of sustainable development, rather than simply seeking to reduce the quantities of packaging materials used.
Current restrictive laws on packaging need to be replaced with policies that enable companies to develop packaging systems that will help make more efficient use of resources in getting goods from point of production to consumption. In other words, INCPEN’s aim is to line up packaging policy with the main environmental objectives of reducing emission of global climate change gases and encouraging sustainable development. The packaging chain is dynamic and deserving of further study.