Packages are usually intended for a single use. The waste hierarchy call for minimization of materials. Many package forms and materials are suited to recyclingalthough the actual recycling percentages are relatively low in many regions. Reuse and repurposing of packaging is increasing but eventually, containers will be recycled, composted, incinerated, or landfilled.
There are many container forms such as boxes, bottles, jars, bags, etc. Materials include paper, plastics, metals, fabrics, composites, et