While widely used in agriculture, particularly for bulk onions and citrus, Leno mesh bags are also a highly utilized solution for items such as firewood, peanuts and shellfish. In a completely different context, they have become popular for use in community cleanup programs as a light-weight and recyclable way to gather trash and debris from parks and roadsides.
The Recycling Partnership, an action agent transforming the recycling system and activating
a circular economy for packaging, recently released a 2021 report titled Paying It Forward: How Investment in Recycling Will Pay Dividends.
As demographics continue to shift, generational influences impact the demand for more sustainable packaging solutions. Oftentimes, though, these consumer preferences exist in a vacuum without the bigger understanding of packaging performance, product shelf-life, and the role packaging plays in preserving food quality. Brands must choose their sustainability initiatives wisely based on their particular production and product needs, and often times that means choosing one or two specific approaches to building and communicating a sustainability story.
Competitive pricing, increased sales, improved performance, sustainable and eco-conscious options, and ease throughout the supply chain ― these are just some of the benefits of transitioning into a flexible packaging program.
As we have continued to experience a worldwide pandemic, regional weather anomalies, and heightened food insecurity, consumers have grown more mindful of their grocery shopping habits and are looking to purchase products that add both convenience and extended shelf-life to their kitchens. An underlying challenge being to purposely use everything that is purchased for meal or snack consumption.