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According to Chaudry, packaging technologies
are responsible for:
* E xtending product shelf life to prevent
food from prematurely spoiling;
Preventing package tampering or damage
in order to protect the safety of the food
inside;
Protecting the integrity of the package in
order to ensure it remains a ractive and
appealing to the consumer for purchase;
and
* E nsuring the package allow s full and easy
access to the product inside.

"THE FIRST PRIORITY OF
PACKAGING IS TO PROTECT
THE PRODUCT. IF THE
PACKAGING DOESN'T
ACHIEVE THIS GOAL, THEN
IT'S WORTHLESS"
WAHEED CHAUDHRY

"The first priority of packaging is to protect
the product. If the packaging doesn't achieve
this goal, then it's w orthless," Chaudry says. If
the packaging is doing its job of protecting the
product, the next priority is to achieve a substantive shelf life.

esource e cient packaging solutions

The concept of sustainability can also be explained through the definition of the circular
economy. This concept is based on an economic system designed to minimiz e w aste and make
the most of resources. In the w orld of packaging, "this means a package that w as once
designed for one-time use can now either be
recycled, reused or reduced by using more recycled materials in its fabrication thus e tending its lifecycle," Chaudry explains. "S ustainable
packaging is about its materials and how they
conform and add to the circular economy. A
sustainable package has many components and
isn't just about using alternative materials such
as paper instead of plastic. It's about using raw
materials that provide the same package integrity to prevent food waste, while still conforming to the fundamental requirements of the
circular economy."
One such example is reducing the use of standard polymer plastic developed from fossil fu-



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