Being a key supplier before and during lockdown really brought out the best in us. We have 16 years of experience supplying bags to a variety of different industries, so we were well equipped to carry on providing the same outstanding service our customers have come to expect. This is especially true for those customers we supply in the food industry.
In lockdown, we were able to retain and gain so many of our valued food manufacturing customers, and we’re proud to be part of the industry that has come back stronger despite all the challenges faced.
As an industry, a number of objectives were achieved which will set the precedent over the next few years and beyond.
Highlighting the hygienic properties of plastic packaging
People depend on plastic products and packaging to improve their quality of life in many different ways. Plastics support health and wellbeing, improve access to safe and nutritious foods, and reduce environmental impact.
Over the past year, we’ve been able to highlight the importance of plastic packaging and the hygienic properties that it has.
Sustainability has always been an important part of our business, but it has risen to prominence more so during the pandemic. Consumers have shifted their focus onto recyclability and reusability, meaning a lot of our customers are now re-launching into our Ready2Recycle bags, which are made from mono material structures, either PE/PE or PP/PP.
Championing food waste reduction
Although there were concerns over the way in which refillable food stations were operating, a new initiative was launched to educate the importance of not wasting food, especially as so many people were struggling over the last year. At Law Print, we regularly post about reducing food waste by using the right packaging for your products but also offering alternatives to rigid packaging such as refill pouches.
Offering convenient features and innovative products
Whilst we were incredibly busy over the past year, we had some time to reflect on the ever-changing values of our businesses and their customers. Zippers, clear windows and hygienic properties were all big winners with businesses. We are also now well on our way to creating more exciting innovations throughout 2021 and beyond so watch this space!
Educating on the use of plastic in general
Plastic has a bad reputation, but we don’t believe that the use of plastic is all bad. As we mentioned previously, plastic has great hygienic properties. Not only that, flexible packaging reduces space meaning more product can be shipped at once or stocked on shelves. It can reduce food waste when packaging uses resealable zippers. Overall, flexible packaging can also be recycled when manufactured in PE/PE.
If your brand is looking to invest in quality packaging, we will guide you through the entire print process. Providing recommendations along the way to improve efficiency, reduce costs and add untold value to the end product.