A Plastic Planet’s Head of Retail Solutions Paul Foulkes-Arellano tells New Food Magazine that the packaging industry is well-placed to drive positive change.
UK packaging firms lead the world when it comes to innovation. In recent decades, we’ve seen game- changing improvements in packaging efficiency, with more and more lightweight solutions brought to market.
As a result of sustained R&D investment, packaging firms have both reduced the environmental impact of their product offering and slashed costs throughout the supply chain.
The changing profile of plastic packaging in recent years has been dramatic. PET plastic bottles are 30% lighter than 15 years ago. And on the back of decades of work to promote slimline packaging, plastic on average accounts for only 1-3% of the total weight of UK food and drink products.
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