Plastics in our environment is a growing challenge, especially since plastic production is expected to double over the next two decades. On the other hand, brand owners are key stakeholders in the battle to fight food waste, another great challenge of our time. Plastic packaging is essential to delivering high quality products to consumers. Therefore, rather than committing to eliminating plastic packaging, which would greatly increase the amount of food waste, many leading brands, retailers and packaging companies have committed to using 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025.
This paper will explore how metallized films can help meet these commitments, both in terms of cost and performance.