Aside from the plastics media frenzy and negative news headlines, flexible packaging market is forecast to grow. According to a recent market report from Smithers Pira, the future demand for flexible packaging is set to increase across all key markets. The volume of consumer flexible packaging is predicted to grow at an annual rate of 4.1%, increasing from 27.4 million tonnes in 2017 to 33.5 million tonnes in 2022.
This week the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) released a great infographic summarising the key opportunities for flexible packaging with the emergence of e-commerce, innovation and sustainability trends.
The infographic covers some of the key reasons why flexible packaging will continue to be such an attractive option for brands, consumers and retailers. From barrier properties and innovations that can help fight food waste and extend shelf life, to offering great optimisation for e-commerce packaging.
At Law Print we know that we are responsible for the delivery of plastics to brands and consumers every day. That’s why we haven’t shied away from the sustainability debate, instead choosing to educate our community on why we use plastics.
We believe its time to use this rare opportunity when our industry is at the forefront of global headlines, to discuss the positive changes we can make moving forward to support recycling infrastructure, material development and sustainable innovation.
If you want to find out more about packaging sustainability, then we suggest you grab a coffee and settle in with our free eBook, “Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Packaging”.