The study reveals that replacing plastics in consumer products and packaging with a mix of alternative materials that provide the same function would increase environmental costs.
July 28, 2016
A new study by Trucost, New York, finds the environmental cost of using plastics in consumer goods and packaging is nearly four times less than it would be if plastics were replaced with alternative materials.
Demand for meat, poultry and seafood packaging is projected to increase 3.8% annually to $10.9 billion in 2019, according to “Meat, Poultry & Seafood Packaging,” a study produced by The Freedonia Group, Inc.
Printpack, Inc., Atlanta, opened the doors to its new manufacturing facility in Rhinelander, Wis., replacing the flexible packaging company’s existing Rhinelander facility with a 203,400-square-foot building and state-of-the-art equipment.