"Both active packaging and intelligent packaging involve functions going beyond the containment and protection of a product."
Imagine packaging doing more than holding a product. Packaging telling you how fresh your food is. Packaging indicating if medicine is being stored at a proper temperature. Packaging working to make food safer.
Both active packaging and intelligent packaging involve functions going beyond the containment and protection of a product.
Active packaging acts directly with a packaged product – by interacting with it.
Intelligent packaging detects and communicates information about the condition of the product, without taking a direct action. It can sense an attribute of the product and communicate this information to users or trigger active packaging functions. Its main purpose is to indicate whether or not the quality of the product has deteriorated.
This smarter packaging extends shelf life, monitors freshness and improves safety and convenience.
Now is the time to do what is necessary.
As President Joe Biden took office yesterday, our nation faces critical and urgent issues: a global pandemic, extraordinary economic challenges and political unrest following the siege on the U.S. Capitol.
Yet, as one of his first acts in office, the President rejoined the Paris Agreement. While the U.S. has made substantial progress on CO2 emissions, this move signals to the rest of the world that the United States will once again engage and collaborate in reducing carbon emissions to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. Its message also should be a reminder that, while our nation faces the immediate task of recovery, we must work for transformative change. Now is the time to act – act boldly, to move our nation toward a net-zero economy.