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Food Packages
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Packaging second only to nature's original

Flexible packaging extends product freshness and shelf-life while ensuring food safety.

Walnuts and soybeans
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WHO

The flexible packaging industry leads important packaging trends by extending shelf life and increasing safety, design flexibility, convenience, and sustainability. Technical advances and innovative design have led to an amazing array of benefits.

WHAT

Flexible packaging is any package or part of a package whose shape can readily be changed when filled or during use. By extending shelf life and offering a host of convenient features, one of its greatest impact is helping the U.S reduce food waste.

HOW

Flexible packaging use is growing fast and is second only to corrugated cardboard in the U.S. It provides many consumer benefits, but flexible packaging is quickly becoming the preferred solution for brands because it reduces their environmental footprint.

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Types of Flexible Packaging
Packages

Consumer Products

Food - Pizza in Flexible Packaging

Food

Personal Care Flexible Packaging

Personal Care

Pet Food Flexible Packaging

Pet Food

Beverages

Beverages Flexible Packaging
Food- Candy Flexible Packaging

Food

Medical Flexible Packaging

Medical

Food

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Environmental Impact
Fewer Raw Materials
Less Water, Less Energy
Lightweight, Less Space, Lower Shipping Costs

Extends Product Life
Recycling Options
Less to Landfill

 
When you consider the full life cycle of packaging materials, in most cases, flexible packaging requires less energy to manufacture and transport, reduces product waste, and sends less material to landfills. About 50% of flexible plastics are easily recyclable through in-store drop-off programs, while the other half can be chemically recycled or used as energy feedstock. Research is ongoing to develop more recycling options for flexible packaging.