Safe: Plastic is shatter resistant, plastic packages and containers do not break when they are dropped or knocked over, this makes them particularly useful for certain environments, such as the bathroom, around children, at the pool, by the beach or on the go.
Hygienic: Plastic keeps roducts free from contamination. This is particularly useful for medical packaging as packaging can be filled and sealed hygienically without any human intervention. (e.g. sterile syringes).
Light weight: Plastic packages are lightweight and can take up less space than alternatives, which means lighter loads for planes and trucks and lower emissions.
Secure: Plastic can be sealed shut or moulded into a safety mechanism (e.g. child proof locks on medication with plastic packages)
Durable: Because plastic packaging is so durable, plastic packages can be very thin. This means it uses fewer resources and takes up less space for transport which means fewer trucks, trains or planes are needed to transport it.
Versatile: Plastics can be transformed in many different ways. They can be blown, injected or thermomoulded. This means it can be used to package pastes and sauces. A variety of decorative effects and colours are also available for plastic packages.
Recyclable: Plastic packages can be recycled many times to create new products, the rates of recycling and the number of different plastics that are recycled in the world have been increasing.
Lowest carbon and water footprint: Plastic packages produce with lower carbon and water footprint. Which is important for the future of the environment and adventageous for cost effectiveness.
Creativeness in marketing: Plastic packages can be produced in different shapes and colours for different products. For this reason plastic packages to be unique and distinctive for marketing.
Plastic packages are “safe, hygienic, light, safe, durable, multi-purpose, low carbon and water footprint, offers creativity in marketing, is a recyclable material”