Study: Compostable Packaging Matches Shelf Life of Plastic

Peer-reviewed studies revealed that some variations of compostable packaging are as effective as conventional plastic for preserving fresh produce.

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Last month, two peer-reviewed studies from the Agricultural Research Organization in Israel revealed that some variations of compostable packaging are as effective as conventional plastic

for preserving fresh produce.

For the ARO studies, researchers compared shelf-life differences between compostable and conventional plastic packaging using cucumbers and bell peppers.

Findings showed that micro-perforated compostable packaging preserved the bell peppers for up to 21 days and the cucumbers . Furthermore, both studies concluded that the compostable option provided a preferable alternative to traditional plastics for vegetable preservation.

The study marks another triumph for the biodegradable packaging market, which has grown 5.34% so far in 2021 and is expected to accelerate at a CAGR of almost 6% through 2025, according to Technavio.



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