Plastic Food Packaging

Recent technological advancements in plastic food packaging films means food has a significantly longer shelf life. The high barrier properties of flexible packaging films are crucial to maintain exceptional product quality, texture, freshness and nutrients. Film barrier properties for light, oxygen, water, C02 and modified atmosphere packaging all help to fight the war on food wastage.


Benefits of Plastic Food Packaging

REUSE – Re-closable packs such as plastic Stand Up Pouches help to keep food that has been opened in peak condition for longer. Once the product is finished the Stand Up Pouch can then be reused to store other items, making it a multiple use pack.


REDUCE – Flexible packaging reduces food waste, extending shelf life by days. For example, the shelf life for beef can be extended by 5 days or even longer when using the most advanced plastic packaging solutions and only 1.5 grams of wrapping plastic can keep a cucumber fresh for 14 days. Flexible packaging is also far more lightweight reducing transportation and storage costs. One truckload of flat pouches often equals between 15-25 truckloads of empty rigid containers.


RECYCLE – Using the Waste-to-Energy process for recycling means we can turn waste in to clean energy. About 60% of the Waste-to-Energy plants across Europe provide both electricity and heat.

Plastic Packaging is essential for processing, storing, transporting, protecting and preserving products. It also means more with less: less waste, less energy, less resources used and reduced costs. Plastic food packaging is lighter, more resistant, more flexible, safer, more hygienic and more innovative than any other material.


Plastic Food Packaging

Plastic Packaging represents almost 39% of the European plastics market and is therefore an integral part of our daily lives as a consumer. It is critical that we understand why packaging is an indispensable protection for products which is a key benefit if properly disposed of.