Packaging serves many purposes,but one of its primary functions is to help protect the quality of goods -- ranging from sensitive electronics to fresh and prepared foods -- during shipping,handling and merchandising. Plastics are a versatile family of materials that are suitable for a wide range of packaging applications. In many cases,plastics offer the best protection while using minimal resources and creating less waste than alternative materials. In fact,400 percent more material by weight would be needed to make packaging if there were no plastics,while the volume of packaging would more than double.

Source: ICPE - ENVIS