The current situation clearly shows how important packaging in general and film packaging in particular are and not only for the protection and transport of the products. Product safety and product hygiene are now more in demand than ever. In the public discussions before the Corona crisis, these arguments no longer played a major role; these facts were shockingly irrelevant. Hardly anyone wanted to hear about ecological advantages over other materials. But it is also a fact that without packaging, 80 million people in Germany cannot be supplied with food safely, reliably and sustainably. Because it is only through packaging that most foods become durable and storable. This applies to the entire production and supply chain, Foil packaging provides hygienic protection and extends the shelf life of food "I very much hope that the current situation in which Germany and the world is located will once again objectify the discussion about film packaging and that facts will be taken into account again," says Jens Kallfass, CEO of Kallfass Verpackungsmaschinen. "The appreciation of packaging and its actual function has risen again significantly since many consumers want to stock up with hygienically packaged and sufficiently durable products," continues Jens Kallfass . Plastics are valuable materials and must be kept in a cycle The ecological advantages of plastic packaging over other materials have recently faded into the background in public discussion. “Plastic packaging was only perceived as waste. This is considered too one-sided. Plastic packaging is a valuable material that has to be kept in a circular economy, ”continues Jens Kallfass. Consumers are asked to keep the various plastics in the cycle by properly feeding them into existing recycling systems. It is important that only as much packaging as necessary and as little as possible is used. This contributes to avoiding food loss and thus to sustainable management.