The challenge of food waste in our society is taking on massive proportions. The U.S. throws away $165 billion worth of food each year, and the consequences are staggering. That’s not only an enormous waste of nourishment but an environmental superstorm that squanders transportation resources, clogs landfills, and emits significant greenhouse gases through breakdown and decomposition.
In the search for solutions to the food waste problem, plastic packaging plays a key role. Every 1 pound of plastic can save 1.7 pounds of food waste. Consider these 5 benefits that make plastic packaging a powerful weapon in the war on food waste.