Paper or Plastic? Packaging Goes Green

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

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