Packaging World: “Produce Packaging Ripe for Innovation” (6/7/2022)

Perceptions around plastic packaging in the produce aren’t monolithic. They vary from person to person, from stakeholder to stakeholder, and frankly, they depend on whom you ask. Meanwhile, at the time of this writing, PW is unaware of any master algorithm that accounts for all the supply chain and manufacturing variables (including weight, carbon footprint, food waste/shelf life/spoilage properties, right on down to the cost of mining ore in the case of aluminum or steel, and anything else you can think of), that m might crown a single winner of the most sustainable material sweepstakes. It’s completely application-dependent, may look different depending on a CPG’s goals or values, and there are a lot of competing claims out there.