Since the outbreak, 35 percent of consumers worldwide have increased their use of home food delivery services.Consumption levels in Brazil are above average, with more than half (58%) of consumers choosing to shop online.The survey also showed that 15 percent of consumers around the world do not expect to return to normal shopping habits after the outbreak.
In the UK, the plastic tax, which will come into force in April 2022, is proposed to impose a £200 ($278) per tonne tax on plastic packaging with less than 30 per cent recycled plastic, while many other countries, including China and Australia, are passing legislation to encourage waste reduction.Experts confirmed that pallets are the preferred packaging form of ready-to-eat food for consumers worldwide (34%).
In the UK and Brazil, pallets were favoured by 54% and 46%, respectively.
In addition, the most popular items among global consumers are bags (17 percent), bags (14 percent), cups (10 percent) and POTS (7 percent).
After product protection (49%), product storage (42%), and product information (37%), global consumers ranked ease of use of products (30%), transportation (22%), and availability (12%) as top priorities.
In emerging economies, product protection is of particular concern.
In Indonesia, China and India, 69 per cent, 63 per cent and 61 per cent respectively gave food safety a priority.
One of the major challenges to the food packaging circular economy is the critical lack of supplies of recycled materials approved for use in food packaging.
”The materials that can be used, such as RPET, have not been used on a large scale.”
The outbreak has also heightened consumer concerns about health, with 59% of consumers globally considering the protective function of packaging more important since the outbreak.Twenty per cent of consumers around the world prefer more plastic packaging for epidemiological purposes, while 40 per cent admit that plastic packaging is currently an “unnecessary necessity”.
The survey also showed that 15 percent of consumers around the world do not expect to return to normal shopping habits after the outbreak.In the UK, Germany and the US, up to 20 per cent of consumers expect to continue their spending habits during the outbreak.
Post time: May-26-2021