Green Benefits Of Aluminium Foil Pouch Over Plastic Packaging

Posted by Radhika Awasthi on May 14th, 2018

Food packaging material is an essential determinant of the quality and shelf life of the food item stored in it. Hence, pouch materials are carefully chosen to suit the kind of food product which may be packaged in it. As a result, packaging companies are usually baffled between the choice of economic plastic and durable aluminium foil. So, here is a list of reasons which highlight the most environmentally beneficial features of aluminium foil packaging, thereby making it a “greener” choice over plastic:


  1. No Hazardous Health Affectations

Aluminium is the most unreactive metal of all, which does not affect the taste and quality of food stored in its pouches. This is a direct result of its high barrier abilities which allow it to defend against light, heat, gases and liquids. Therefore, it not only extends the shelf life of the food item but also secures nutritive value of its contents.

  1. Non-Polluting Choice

Aluminium is often times regretted for its high manufacturing footprints – an indication of the large amounts of fossil fuel energy which is used to produce aluminium from its bauxite ore. While on the contrary, the production costs of plastic are around 50% lesser with more readily available sources. Yet, one cannot deny that even though plastic is a cheaper choice it leads to a number of post-consumption menaces like pollution, which endanger the environment. Thus, aluminium becomes a one-time investment with a wide range of usages and durability.

  1. Reducing Costs Through Recycling

One of the most interesting features of aluminium is that it retains its metallic properties throughout numerable processes of reuse and recycling. Thus, recycled aluminium can be afforded at a much cheaper price without compromising on its benefits. To make the aluminium foil pouch greener, packaging companies may prefer to use recycled aluminium thereby cutting on the production costs of Stand Up Pouches.

Aluminium foil pouch is a very durable and stylish choice for food packaging because of its long life, material strength and reliability. Besides, when it is used in the frame of stand up pouches, its utility and benefits increase in manifold. It is hence that the packaging companies as well as consumers today, are shifting to a greener and safe choice of using food storage methods that contain protection of aluminium. Thus, the next time one takes a plastic food package, one must think on the above lines of thought.

Radhika Awasthi

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