The Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) recently published report, A Holistic View of the Role of Flexible Packaging in a Sustainable World highlights the sustainability benefits of flexible packaging. FPA commissioned PTIS, LLC to provide a holistic view on the sustainability benefits that flexible packaging offers; provide foresight into future sustainability implications for flexible packaging; and develop six Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) case studies comparing flexible packaging to other packaging formats across a range of products. The report also discusses the packaging value chain and consumer trends, and how they relate to packaging implications.
Packaging will become more central as a key enabler to drivers and trends. As the population in emerging/developing markets grow significantly over the next decade, so will packaging. As a result, the packaging industry will need to consider packaging very early and often in the development process.