The Benefits of Plastics For Reducing Food Waste

Plastic offers a vast number of benefits, in particular hygiene and health advantages, but a very small amount of plastic packaging helps reduce food waste by prolonging shelf-life.

If wasted food was a country, it would be the third largest producer of carbon dioxide in the world, after the United States and China. However, plastic can help extend the life of food items which will reduce the levels of wastage.

Here are just a few food items that life span has been prolonged by a tiny bit of plastic:

 

  Plastic allows broccoli to stay fresh at least 5 days longer than without plastic.

  Steak freshness and quality extended at least 10 days compared to without plastic.

   Plastic allows oranges to retained freshness and quality for at least 14 days longer than without plastic.

  Plastic allows peppers to retained freshness and quality for at least 10 days longer than without plastic.

  Plastic allows grapes to retained freshness and quality for at least 7 days longer than without plastic.

     Plastic allows watermelon to retain freshness and quality for at least 10 days longer than without plastic.

    Plastic allows carrots to retained freshness and quality for at least 14 days longer than without plastic.