The production of new plastics is rising sharply: over half of the plastic which was ever produced worldwide has been produced since 2000. It's impossible to imagine our daily lives, and especially the food retail market, without plastic. The material is popular for several reasons – plastic is cheap and easy to produce, hygienic and, thanks to its high stability and low weight, ideally suited to transporting goods. The material is easily molded, waterproof, airtight, long-lasting, and unbreakable, yet elastic and temperature-resistant and is almost unrivaled in its suitability for a wide variety of packaging.
One of the most important functions of plastic packaging is to protect against food losses. That is because it protects sensitive goods from environmental impacts and ensures that they arrive at the consumers undamaged. In the case of food, packaging can thus serve to preserve food and improve the CO2 footprint.
Nevertheless, society has been taking an increasingly negative view of plastic in recent years. Among other things, the use of the finite resource crude oil in production is criticized. However, the main reason plastic has fallen into disrepute is because of its problematic impacts on the environment. Because of its longevity, it decomposes very little or only very slowly and can still be found in our ecosystem years later.
A global problem which affects all of us.
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