Reusable Layer Pads – Plastic or Paper

Columnist Anthony Sterling looks at the pros and cons of paper versus plastic layer pads for empty bottles and cans in this report at, and sees a trend towards plastic due to increased risk of contamination, and less opportunity for reuse.

Granted, this comparison between paper and plastic is based on a specific application,” he cautions, “but that’s the point.  Comparisons between packaging materials always should be application-specific, including when they extend to sustainability; otherwise, they hold no relevance.”

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