Flexible plastic packaging, one of the fastest expanding segments, provides a wide range of protective qualities while using the least amount of material possible. They’re used to sell, preserve, and distribute a wide range of items for both industrial and consumer uses.
The flexible plastic packaging sector continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, with applications ranging from prolonging shelf life and maintaining food safety to providing barrier protection from heat and microbes. Let’s have a look at five great benefits of plastic packaging in Australia:
Food Waste Prevention
Whether it’s cereal, bread, sugar, veggies, or meat, most of the food we buy in stores is wrapped in plastic. These protective coatings keep our meals fresh by keeping them dry and preventing microorganisms from infecting them. Our food would rot in a matter of hours if we didn’t use plastic packaging. These polymers reduce food waste by extending the life of the items. Food waste is already a problem: over a third of all food is thrown away before it is sold! We cannot afford to waste more food by removing the plastic packing and allowing it to deteriorate before being consumed.
Packaging protects household products and electronics in the same way it protects food. Plastic packaging protects the majority of the objects we buy, from books and pens to toothbrushes and sporting goods. These exterior coatings protect objects from scratches and dents that can occur during shipment. Damaged goods don’t sell or have to be discounted, posing a challenge for store owners and suppliers. Plastic packing is a cost-effective method of ensuring that a product arrives in great condition. Consumers have become more picky about these issues, demanding lower prices for usable items with scratches and cosmetic damage.
Economic Preservation of Value
The final result of plastic packaging is that it aids in the preservation of economic value. Food and goods that are secured by this packaging are sold at full price, benefiting store owners, suppliers, and manufacturers in the long run. They are able to recoup the cost of their items and provide an income for their employees. Preventing damage to goods during transportation can also assist to keep expenses down, which will benefit the customer in the long run.
Plastic packaging helps the economy run smoothly by preserving jobs and reducing losses due to damage or contamination. Plastics are extremely adaptable and useful materials; all that is required is that they are reused and recycled to the greatest extent possible. Everyone, not just waste management companies, has a role to play in reducing plastic pollution. We have a duty to the environment, as well as the economy and society.