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Consumer perceptions of sustainable packaging: Limited by lack of knowledge?

Lindh, Helena LU ; Olsson, Annika LU and Williams, Helen (2012) The 3 rd Nordic Retail and Wholesale Conference In The 3 rd Nordic Retail and Wholesale Conference, Lund, Sweden. November 7-8, 2012, 2012
Abstract
Packaging has great potential to contribute to sustainable development. This is due to its primary role to protect products. This paper reports on how Swedish consumers perceive and select food packages in general, and how environmental aspects of conventional and organic food packaging are perceived in particular. The study is based on a consumer survey. The findings indicate that contrary to research that emphasizes the protective function of packaging as most important, consumers almost exclusively refer to the packaging material when it comes to the environmental impact of packaging. This indicates a lack of knowledge among consumers on sustainable packaging.
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Sustainable packaging, Survey, Organic food packaging, Consumer preferences in packaging
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The 3 rd Nordic Retail and Wholesale Conference, Lund, Sweden. November 7-8, 2012, 2012
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The 3 rd Nordic Retail and Wholesale Conference
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  author       = {Lindh, Helena and Olsson, Annika and Williams, Helen},
  keyword      = {Sustainable packaging,Survey,Organic food packaging,Consumer preferences in packaging},
  language     = {eng},
  series       = {The 3 rd Nordic Retail and Wholesale Conference, Lund, Sweden. November 7-8, 2012, 2012},
  title        = {Consumer perceptions of sustainable packaging: Limited by lack of knowledge?},
  year         = {2012},
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