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Packaging and Labelling

  • Charles Medawar

Abstract

Though there is a clear distinction between ‘packaging’ and ‘labelling’, we have lumped them together as one, because they overlap in two major functions: protection and display. In this chapter, we are concerned with both of these, and also with the monetary and ecological costs of packaging waste.

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Fair Trading Orange Juice Packaging Material Unit Price Packaging Waste 
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© Charles Medawar 1978

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