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The future of food plastic packaging will be given more meaning

With the intensification of environmental and ecological problems, environmental protection words such as green, low-carbon, and sustainability have received more and more attention. In the field of food and beverage, many companies have begun to try to integrate the concept of environmental protection into their products, and some innovative environmentally friendly plastic packaging has begun to enter the public eye. From the current development trend, the plastic packaging industry will change in the future, and the new plastic economy will slowly approach our lives.

By 2020, the packaging market is worth about 997 billion yuan

According to SmithersPira's data, by 2020, the packaging market is valued at approximately US$997 billion, and sustainability will be a key factor to be considered. More and more people are eager to find new ways to deal with waste plastics, and are committed to using bio-based materials to make new degradable plastics to achieve the sustainability of packaging materials.

New plastic economy is the direction of development

In the field of food, the problem of garbage flooding caused by excessive packaging is getting more and more attention and attention. Large food supermarkets such as Wal-Mart and Carrefour signed the "New Plastic Economy Global Commitment" not long ago. The report of the World Economic Forum shows that the future development direction of the packaging industry is the new plastic economy, that is, a new way of thinking is used to implement the principles of circular economy. The specific paths include three responses: recycling, rejecting pollution, and using degradable materials. Initiative.

Some companies began to implement sustainable plastic packaging

SaltwaterBrewery is located in Florida, USA. They collaborated with advertising company WeBelievers to create a portable packaging ring that can hold 6 cans of beer. The key is that this portable packaging ring is made of wheat during beer brewing. It is * Degradable edible products, even if these discarded packaging rings are accidentally eaten by sea turtles and fish in the sea, they will not cause harm. "For us, this is a huge investment." said Peter Agardy, Brand Leader of SaltwaterBrewery.

EcoForLife is a brand under MarcoPolo Intercontinental Limited, which uses plant-based bottles made from degradable plants that are plastic, chemical, and non-toxic. It is reported that this bottle is made of polylactic acid (PLA for short). Compared with the production of PET plastic bottles, carbon emissions have been reduced by more than 60%, and the use of fossil fuels has been reduced by 50%, which means that it can be recycled and used with confidence and will not cause any harm to the environment.

The future of food plastic packaging will give more meaning

At present, many brands such as McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Deliveroo and Iceland have promised not to use plastic packaging or use * sustainable plastic packaging. We can foresee the promising future of food packaging from the promises of these big brands, but technical barriers, production costs, consumption habits, etc. are all realistic pressures faced by innovative environmentally friendly packaging. It may take a long time for mature large-scale enterprises to conduct large-scale production on the basis of cost control.

Judging from the new attempts of various companies in the field of food plastic packaging, food packaging is developing in six directions: convenience, individualization, functionalization, sterilization, intelligence, and greening. People no longer simply consider the design of the packaging from the perspective of appearance and practicality, but will consider how to play its best value from the perspective of functionality and sustainability. It seems that a small food plastic packaging is actually given It has more practical significance and at the same time conveys people’s ideas for a better life in the future.