Preventing Food Waste with Plastic Packaging

Thanks to plastic packaging, food waste is prevented! Packaging keeps food products intact and provides barriers against moisture, gases, and contamination. Spills are avoided and physical damage is prevented during transport.

The extended shelf life provided by the right packaging helps food stay fresher longer and as a result, there is less risk of food being wasted. The safeguarding provided by packaging preserves perishable foods. This convenience allows food to be shipped long distances and enjoyed all over the world.

Food preservation provided by plastic packaging helps consumers and food-service businesses save money, while also reducing the environmental effects created by food waste. As food is wasted, so are the natural resources that go into producing it.

SOURCE: www.plasticpackagingfacts.org