Benefits of Plastic Innovation

From food preservation to essential protection from disease, the innovation of plastics continue to evolve and improve the lives of people around the world.

The Goal: Create Sustainability through Preservation & Packaging

Some may view the plastic packaging surrounding fresh food as unnecessary. They may feel that "no packaging" is the best option. However, keep in mind that perishables aren't typically immediately consumed after they're purchased. This plastic surrounding your perishables has created a positive impact in several ways.

The Benefits of Plastic Food Packaging

  • Can triple a fruit or vegetable’s longevity
  • Prevents food waste and spoilage, dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reduces the spreading of food-related diseases
  • Prevents harmful gases from being absorbed by the perishables inside
  • Allows people without access to proper food storage to eat safely

Source: ThisIsPlastics.com - Rethink Plastic Packaging

We All Waste Too Much. Let’s Prevent That.

Millions of pounds of meat is wasted every year due to spoilage. The plastic industry continues to innovate to fix meat spoilage through vacuum-sealed plastic packaging that prevents meat oxidation.  The correct packaging can double meat's shelf life and reduce spoilage.

Preventing Food Perishability Around the Globe

Prolonged shelf life and transport protection can help prevent food perishability. The correct packaging can limit damage and reduce the amount of food that is thrown away.  Optimized packaging is always better than discarded food if we compare the costs and benefits from an environmental and financial point of view.

Source – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAQ), 2015

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