Polyethylene is used in the fabrication of food packaging to provide a strong, lightweight and durable product. It can be used in film, blow molding, extrusion or cast applications, which can turn into many shapes and forms. Plastic packaging conserves resources and is highly efficient. Polyethylene has been used in food packaging for decades and it is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Plastics help to increase shelf life, keep food fresh and can be customized to suit different lifestyles.