There is great benefit in using plastic as a packaging for food items.

Below are a few more excellent reasons to use plastic to package your food stuffs.



Plastic is an incredibly versatile form of packaging. Its transparency allows you to see what is inside. However, if required, it can also be manufactured in opaque.

Plastics can be soft of firm depending on what you need to store and how you need to store it. Shape and size of packaging can also vary as required.

Plastic packaging is durable and strong. It protects food from moisture, air, and many contaminants. This means that the shelf life of food is extended, and waste is reduced.

Plastic is extremely light when compared to other materials. This makes it easier to transport larger quantities of goods as well as reducing fuel consumption during transport.


Plastic is highly resistant to chemicals and acids. It is therefore safe to store hazardous chemicals in plastic containers. Those food items that contain acids can be safely stored in plastic containers.


It is easy to print on plastic. Logos and branding can be easily displayed on plastic packaging.


PET plastic that is used in most plastic food packaging is recyclable. If your community offers recycling facilities, make full use of them when getting rid of your plastic packaging.


Plastic doesn’t only offer more options in terms of packaging scenarios, but it is also a cheaper alternative to packaging materials like metal or glass.



Contact Proficient Packaging to discuss the correct plastic packaging option for your product. We manufacture and supply plastic packaging to households and industries. Small quantities or large, printed or unprinted, we are able to assist you.