Plastic packaging is on nearly everything consumers buy. It protects electronics, keeps ceramics intact, and keeps medical supplies sterile. Whether it is a plastic bag or clamshell packaging, plastic is around every day. And every place. It is estimated that 150 million metric tons of plastic is currently in the oceans. A 2016 study by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation finds that, if we continue down this path, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. That is an alarming statistic and one that would have far reaching consequences. Consumers are taking notice and are beginning to request change. Whether by using reusable clamshell packaging or reducing the amount of packaging, here are the top reasons to examine your packaging practices.
1. Consumers are more and more aware of the packag