During the showcase webinar, PMA's VP of Supply Chain and Sustainability Ed Treacy highlighted the challenge faced by the produce industry on sustainable packaging and labeling. He outlines how consumer demand and government regulations are leading to actions being taken by many retailers, foodservice operators and other buyers to have their suppliers to review their packaging choices.
Packaging plays a role in food safety, shelf-life extension, marketing, convenience and efficiency at point of sale. With the desire to be more sustainable, we must also evaluate all factors and effects when deciding on a packaging or regulation, which makes packaging not an easy issue to address in our industry.
We do acknowledge that, collectively, we can all do more to make our packaging more sustainable, but there is no one ideal solution.
The recorded webinar features 5 companies that understand this challenge, have invested in research and development to create and offer sustainable packaging solutions for the produce industry and will enhance global sustainability.