Environment

Plastics Prevent Food Waste

If food waste were its own country, it’d be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter behind the U.S. and China. Plastics help prevent food waste by preserving freshness and extending the shelf life of the foods.

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When food is wasted, we lose valuable resources, including water, land, energy and labor. Plastic food packaging is part of the solution, protecting food from contamination, reducing spoilage and extending shelf life.