Plastics 101

Packaging is critical for packaging goods and essentials for everyday life
protection
PROTECTION
PROTECTION FROM
CONTAMINATION
AND DAMAGE
FROM MOISTURE,
GASES, LIGHT,
MICROORGANISMS
AND INSECTS
preservation
PRESERVATION
PRESERVING
PRODUCTS
TO LAST LONGER
WHICH GIVES PEOPLE
MORE TIME
TO USE OR
CONSUME THEM
prevents-waste
PREVENTS WASTE
PRODUCTS
ARE KEPT INTACT
AND SPILLS
ARE AVOIDED
WITH PROPER
PACKAGING
transport
TRANSPORTATION
EFFICIENT TRANSPORT
OVER LONG DISTANCES
ENCOURAGES TRADE
AND STACKABLE
PACKAGING
SAVES SPACE
display-information
DISPLAYS INFORMATION
IMPORTANT
INFORMATION
IS DISPLAYED
SUCH AS NUTRITIONAL
CONTENT,
ALLERGY WARNINGS
AND EXPIRATION DATES
brand-recognition
BRAND RECOGNITION
BRANDS ARE
RECOGNIZABLE
BY THEIR PACKAGING
WHICH DRAWS
CONSUMERS
TO MAKE PRODUCT
PURCHASES

PLASTIC = POLYMER
POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE (PET)
TYPES OF PLASTIC FOR PACKAGING

FEATURES OF PET
  • STRONG
  • LIGHTWEIGHT
  • SAFE
  • RECYCLABLE
  • BPA FREE
  • TRANSPARENT
PET (POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE) IS COMMONLY USED AS PACKAGING FOR WATER, JUICE, TEA, CARBONATED SOFT DRINKS, SPORTS DRINKS AND FOOD PRODUCTS SUCH AS DRESSINGS, CONDIMENTS AND EDIBLE OILS.

FEATURES OF HDPE
  • STRONG
  • LIGHTWEIGHT
  • SAFE
  • DURABLE
  • VERSATILE
  • IMPACT RESISTANT
HDPE (HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE)
IS COMMONLY USED AS PACKAGING
FOR FOOD PRODUCTS, CLEANING PRODUCTS,
LAUNDRY DETERGENT AND SHAMPOO BOTTLES.

THE IMPACT OF CARBON EMISSIONS
PET PLASTIC HAS A LOWER CARBON FOOTPRINT THAN
OTHER ALTERNATIVES FOR COMMON BEVERAGE PACKAGES