Advantages and disadvantages if the different types of packaging.

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GLASS

Advantages

  • Reusable
  • Heat resistant
  • Recyclable 
  • Keeps shape
  • Low cost

Disadvantages

  • Fragile
  • Saftey Issues
  • Heavy

Uses (Examples)

  • Baby food
  • Salad Cream
  • Pickles
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Metal

Advantages

  • Recyclable
  • Light Weight
  • Impermeable
  • Withstands high temperetures

Disadvantages

  • It may react with the food

Uses (Examples)

  • Soup Cans
  • Take away containers
  • bottle tops.
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Cardboard and paper

Advantages: 

  • Easy to print on
  • cheap to produce
  • biodegradeble
  • recyclable
  • can be moulded
  • can be coated
  • lightweight.

Disadvantages

  • Not water or heat resistant
  • can be damaged eaily

Usses (Examples)

  • Fruit juice cartons
  • Egg boxes
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