Young people choose cardboard over plastic

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Three out of four Finnish youths aged 15 to 29 told researchers that they would choose food packaged in cardboard packaging over plastic packaging.

According to a survey by pulp, paper and forest products manufacturer Stora Enso, and dairy products manufacturer Valio, the renewability of cardboard packaging is important, especially for young people concerned about climate change.

The survey also found that two thirds of youths believe that renewability is more important than compostability or ease of use. Cleanliness, quality of the food product and reducing food waste are also important.

The findings showed that six out of ten youths believe that climate change can be mitigated. Almost all respondents said it is important for researchers and companies to create packaging made from renewable materials.

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