Mayors call for ‘pant’ system on single-use food packaging

Danish mayors have called for a ‘pant’ recycling system on single-use food packaging akin to the existing one on bottles and cans.

About 200 tonnes of single-use packaging is thrown away in Copenhagen each year. Photo: Markus Spiske/Pexels

The pant system in Denmark is already used to encourage recycling of beverage packaging. Now, three of the country’s mayors in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense are calling for the system to be extended to disposable food packaging. When a can carries the pant label, consumers pay a deposit of between one and three kroner on […]

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