Focus on Resource Optimization
Contrary to some perceptions, plastics packaging actually makes a valuable contribution to resource efficiency and waste prevention. A recent German study concluded that without plastics packaging there would be some dramatic increase in weight, energy consumption and volume of waste.
Today’s plastics packaging is up to 80% lighter than it was 20 years ago. Advances in materials and processing technology have seen the weight of items decrease substantially over the years. Minimization brings added advantages such as reduced fuel consumption and associated airborne emissions during distribution of packed products. Plastics allow packaging producers, and packaging users to optimize their resources by cost-efficient way to deliver products to consumers with minimal wastage.