Plastics Play a Vital Role in Reducing Food Waste

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approximately 40% of food produced is wasted. The annual amount of this waste is an alarming 36 million tons, worth $162 billion each year. Much of this waste is due to spoilage and occurs within the retail and household sectors.


Sustainable Packaging: Reducing Food Waste

Posted by Rob Helmke | Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO), food waste has become a massive worldwide issue clearly illustrated by the following statistics:


Walmart’s Packaging Playbook: How it Impacts Your Retail Packaging

Posted by Rob Helmke | Friday, October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

When designing packaging that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, packaging engineers often look to end users for important feedback. Consumer opinions can be challenging for manufacturers to access, however, since the retail industry functions as a middleman.

Retailers have excellent insight into consumers’ preferences, so it’s important for engineers in the custom retail packaging industry to pay attention to retailer decisions and developments, like Walmart’s influential Sustainable Packaging Playbook.


Plastic Ingenuity Blog

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