PFPW.NEWS – April 7, 2020

~   Effects of Microplastics on the Immune System of Fish
~   Plastic Waste Management Market Described
~   Food Packaging Market – Size, Share and Trends Described Effects of Microplastics on the Immune System of Fish 

Effects of Microplastics on the Immune System of Fish – On April 7, 2020 the university of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia issued a news release, titled ”Immune-system cells of fish are ingesting plastic…and then dying”  

– The news release notes that “… Plastic ingestion by aquatic life is well documented. Less well known is the damage plastic does to the immune systems of fish …” – University researchers are focusing “… on the immune systems in salmon and trout … Once bits of plastic get small enough — the size of a bacterium — they can be mistaken for bacteria or viruses and ingested by certain cells in the immune system army. An immune cell’s act of ingesting a foreign body is known as phagocytosis. Those cells are called phagocytes …” – The news release describes research projects underway by university professors and students. #MicroPlastics #NanoPlastics #SingleUsePlastic #FoodPackaging #PlasticWaste

Plastic Waste Management Market Described – On April 6, 2020, Acumen Research and Consulting issued a news release advising that the “… global plastic waste management market size was US$ 31.7 Bn in 2018 and will reach US$ 41.1 Bn by 2026 …” – The report addresses Collection and transportation, Recycling, Incineration, Landfills; Polymer Type; End Use; and Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast, 2019 – 2026 – The news release notes that “… stringent government regulations related to use of plastic is expected to support the growth … Moreover, increasing government spending on development infrastructure related to plastic waste recycling is expected to support the revenue growth … The market in Asia Pacific is expected to witness faster growth in the next few years due to high plastic waste generation. Emerging economies in this region are expected to generate high plastic waste due to rapid industrialization …” #FoodPackaging #PlasticWaste #Recycling #FoodPackaging #SingleUsePlastic

Food Packaging Market – Size, Share and Trends Described – An April 6, 2020 Yahoo Finance summary of a ReportLinker report  notes that “… The global food packaging market size is expected to reach USD 456.6 billion by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 5.2% … Rising inclination toward innovation in environment-friendly and sustainable packaging is an emerging trend … Growing demand for convenience food products … is expected to bolster the market growth. The industry exhibits rapid growth for single-serve and portable food packs … Rising concerns … regarding contamination and food safety is predicted to bolster the demand for effective packaging solutions … Surge in demand for food delivery services is also expected to have a positive impact … Emergence of new and innovative packing types and technologies including Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP), active packaging, and, printing technologies are expected to boost the market … introduction of sustainable packaging materials …” The report is here:  #FoodPackaging #PlasticPackaging #SingleUsePlastic