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.
Growing 25 cucumbers results in 1kg of CO2 emissions, requiring the usage of almost 1,000 gallons of water. Plastic packaging protects this food from spoilage, which in turn, conserves millions of gallons of water annually.
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
We All Waste Too Much. Let’s Prevent That.
Because of spoilage, the United States throws away 40% of the meat, poultry, and seafood purchased every year. How the plastics industry works to fix meat spoilage: vacuum-sealed plastic packaging prevents meat oxidation, doubling the shelf life.
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