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The impact of plastics on the environment

The impact of plastics on the environment In 1987, Campbell Soup Company introduced the Souper Combo, a line of frozen soup and sandwiches. Melvin Druin, vicepresident for packaging, called it the perfect combination of oldfashioned good taste and today's convenience. No mess. No fuss. Easy to use. All you have to do is clean your spoon. Everything else just throw away. Unfortunately, the multilayered plasticcoated packaging does not just disappear when thrown away. Plastics packaging, particularly from convenience products, has become a waste disposal nightmare. Garbage, an environmental magazine, gave the Souper Combo an in the dumpster award, saying, It's precisely the kind of product that's created the municipal landfill monster. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Services Review Emerald Publishing

The impact of plastics on the environment

Reference Services Review , Volume 19 (3): 18 – Mar 1, 1991

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0090-7324
DOI
10.1108/eb049133
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Abstract

In 1987, Campbell Soup Company introduced the Souper Combo, a line of frozen soup and sandwiches. Melvin Druin, vicepresident for packaging, called it the perfect combination of oldfashioned good taste and today's convenience. No mess. No fuss. Easy to use. All you have to do is clean your spoon. Everything else just throw away. Unfortunately, the multilayered plasticcoated packaging does not just disappear when thrown away. Plastics packaging, particularly from convenience products, has become a waste disposal nightmare. Garbage, an environmental magazine, gave the Souper Combo an in the dumpster award, saying, It's precisely the kind of product that's created the municipal landfill monster.

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Reference Services ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1991

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