Use of electronics in packaging is on the rise, raising questions about the recyclability of everyday productsIn the run up to this year’s Super Bowl, US snack company Frito-Lay launched a limited run of microchipped bags of tortilla chips, supposedly capable of sensing alcohol on a user’s breath and, if instructed, calling them an Uber home.It was a stunt to grab attention but the use of interactive, intelligent packaging is not a futuristic fantasy. Already, you can find olive oil and craft beers connected to the cloud and ready to report on their origins to any passing punter with a smartphone. Related: Amazon Dash: does the world really need more little pieces of plastic? Related: Warnings over children’s health as recycled e-waste comes back as plastic toys Continue reading