Plastic Packaging in the Era of Corona Virus Pandemic
Coronavirus has provoked the food packaging debate, with some using the crisis to hammer home the message that plastic is vital for protecting food from germs and extending its shelf life, while others stress that the pandemic highlights the fact that disposable plastic is unsustainable and a carrier of harmful bacteria.
There is no current evidence that the virus is transmitted through the plastic packaging, according to both European and US food standard agencies. But what if someone sneezes on banana? Like other virus, corona virus may also survive on various surface.
Amid of this global pandemic, plastic packaging demand is skyrocketing.
Consumers from all around the world is shopping any kinds of product that package in plastic during this time of quarantine.
Check this figure below about the growing demand in plastic packaging.