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9 of the Strangest Packaging Questions9 of the Strangest Packaging Questions

We’ve analyzed the latest data from Answer the Public to tackle some of the public’s most popular and strangest questions about today’s packaging.

Charles Haverfield

August 25, 2022

9 Slides

The average consumer knows little about the science of packaging, a topic that is as deep as it is broad. Even seasoned packaging professionals might not know all the answers to the burning questions their customers have. How wide does your knowledge go?

#1 Why does packaging swell?
#2 What packaging materials can be recycled?
#3 What food packaging contains PFAS?
#4 How safe is it to eat food past its “Use By” date?
#5 Does packaging carry the COVID-19 virus?
#6 Why is plastic wrapped so tightly around meat?
#7 How do I spot signs of shrinkflation?
#8 What is the difference between biodegradable and compostable packaging?
#9 Can I put plastic in the oven?

About the Author(s)

Charles Haverfield

Packaging Executive, US Packaging and Wrapping

Charles Haverfield is Packaging Executive, US Packaging and Wrapping, which is headquartered in Austin, AR.

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