The advent of treeless paper and biodegradable plastics has further complicated the age-old supermarket question: "Paper or plastic?" Researchers making sustainable paper and plastic products discuss how U.S. efforts to switch to Earth-friendly packaging measure up with efforts in Europe.
Jane Bickerstaffe, director, Industry Council for Packaging & the Environment (INCPEN), Reading, England
Nicole F. Smith, architect, environmental director, Design & Source Productions, Inc.
Suresh Narine, associate professor, director, Alberta Lipid Utilization Program, University of Alberta