When it comes to packaging for food items, many consumers think that paper and cardboard are more environmentally friendly options than plastic. However, a closer look reveals this is actually a common misconception. Let's take a look at some reasons why we should be reconsidering plastic packaging as an ecological option.
Plastic is manufactured from oil and takes a long time to biodegrade, which leads many people to think it is always bad for the environment. However, plastic has many 'green' qualities:
Meanwhile, paper and cardboard have their limitations:
There is no single best answer to packaging. All types of materials can work as packaging - even edible packaging is growing in popularity. However, plastic should certainly not be ruled out on the grounds that it is less ecological than its rivals. With proper recycling procedures in place, there is no reason why plastic should be heading to landfill.
At Coda Plastics, we're committed to reducing our impact on the environment. We re-use over 90% of any waste we produce, and can produce PET bottles from recycled materials. Get in touch with us if you want an environmentally conscious company to create your plastic packaging. You can email us at email@example.com or call us on +44 1692 501020.
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