McKernan carries a large selection of wholesale and surplus plastic bottles including PET, HDPE, LPDE, PVC, PP, PS and acrylic. These plastic bottles are in stock and ready to ship. McKernan is a major supplier of plastic bottles used in the food & beverage industry for sauces, juices, drinks, honeys, oils, vinegars and more. Carrying an extensive line of packers made of PET or HDPE, these bottles are ideal for both pharmaceutical and pet care. For the automotive and home & garden industries, there are several types of bottles including f-style bottles, trigger-ovals and handleware bottles. Plastic bottles are also widely used in the personal care and cosmetics industries with lip gloss tubes, shampoo, soaps, lotions, hair care, and mouth wash to name a few.
We are one of the Nation's largest stocking distributors of Cosmo Round (Bullet) plastic bottles and straight sided plastic jars. Our bottles are BPA free and are made of PET plastic. All of our products are in stock and ready to ship same day if necessary. For larger custom quotes please contact our customer service team. We also have a great selection of various components and supplies.
If you are considering the acquisition or production of plastic containers wholesale, this article can help you make an informed decision. We aim to determine the use and importance of plastic containers in our daily lives since they first appeared on the market.
The history of manufactured plastics dates back over 100 years, but compared to other materials, they are relatively modern. Plastics served as substitutes for wood, glass, and metal during the difficult times of World War I and II (1).
During the 1960s, plastics replaced many other products such as wood, cardboard, or glass in packaging. In the 1970s, plastics replaced some light alloys, taking the place of some metals, and during the 1980s, plastics production intensified and diversified to become one of the world's leading industries (2).
We can also mention milestones in the history of containers such as the development of polycarbonate (1950, by General Electric and Bayer), fully biodegradable plastic (2000, by Symphony) and plastic made from corn (2002, by Corny) (3).
How do we know that the plastics in the containers we use for consumer products are not toxic The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the safety of all plastics currently used in food packaging and food contact materials. A list of approved substances is available in the FDA database.
The plastics industry is now asking what we can do as an industry, as brands, to make our need fit into a sustainable economic model. Biodegradable plastics are made from renewable raw materials such as wheat, corn or cornstarch, soybean oil, potatoes, bananas, or cassava (6).
Wholesalers don't sell small quantities of goods like retailers. Instead, they sell products in bulk at a low price. The more you buy from a wholesaler, the less per-product you'll end up having to pay (7).
This process requires at least two types of molds and two types of machines. A blow mold can cost $5000 - $50,000. An Injection Mold could be in about the same price range. After the initial investment in tooling, the cost per unit could range from $0.15 -$0.65, depending on how many bottles are made at a time (11).
The demands of the market need to impose new challenges on buyers and wholesalers. One of these needs, and one of the most recurrent questions is how to seal plastic containers. Each liner has a different sealing purpose and function. Let's talk about the different types of liners and the type of seal they provide.
Before the demands of the modern world, the wholesale acquisition of plastic containers is undeniably pivotal in many industries, regardless of whether they are small or medium-sized enterprises.
I didn't see the thin plastic thread running between one leaf on my pineapple and its tag when I put the pineapple in my shopping cart, when I checked out or when I unpacked groceries at home. It wasn't until I chopped off the top and tug on the tag that it hit me.
I had challenged myself to purchase a week's worth of food without bringing home any plastic in my grocery bag. That meant no jugs of juice, yogurt containers, plastic chip bags, plastic packages or even stickers on some produce.
Why did I do this Because very few of the plastic packages and containers we use once get recycled. Because there's growing concern about the harmful health effects. Some research suggests that ingesting microplastics could disrupt hormone production or be associated with problems like asthma and learning disorders.
I chose a budget of $115.00 (roughly half-way between the average weekly grocery bill for a family of two in Massachusetts and the food stamp allotment for that same household). On a Saturday afternoon, I pulled into the parking lot of my local chain grocery store feeling reasonably plastic-aware, not ready for the butt-kicking I was about to get.
I started in the produce section, where I typically grab a plastic bag of organic baby carrots. They're off limits, as is pretty much every vegetable in the organic section. I found some beautifully bunched carrots among the non-organic produce. Then I saw the plastic tags hanging off their rubber bands. I spotted a dozen loose ones down by the produce shelf drain and scooped them up, sans bag.
I don't eat meat. But I headed to the meat counter to shop for one of my sons. Everything prepackaged was in plastic, but the man behind the glass kindly agreed to wrap two hamburger patties and some chicken, separately, in butcher paper. Together they were $21.62.
To avoid eating eggs every meal, I got some cans of beans and rice in a box. I wanted pasta, but the box had a cellophane window. (While cellophane is not technically plastic, as it's not derived from petroleum, I was still trying to avoid it because it's non-recyclable.) I chose a brand of spaghetti with the smallest window (1\"x1\"), telling myself that eating a lot of cabbage would earn me the right to this violation.
There were lots of options in glass bottles. After careful tapping, I found some with metal lids. But the bottles with metal lids all had a plastic seal, except for one brand of sesame oil and another of red wine vinegar. The vinegar label was peeling away at one corner. And that made me wonder: what are jar labels made of You probably guessed: many are plastic. The sesame oil and rice wine vinegar went back on the shelf, as did jars of marinara, salsa and juice.
At checkout, I added the labels on paper-wrapped beef and chicken to my list of shame (I realized they are plastic). Then when the cashier scanned the barcode on bell peppers, I chalked up another defeat. They each had little plastic stickers with barcodes. I bought them anyway. I was hungry, discouraged and ready to move on.
While I'm out of money, I might want to do this again, so I had some questions for general manager Greg Saidnawey. Pemberton Farms is known as a zero-waste shopping destination, but there are still many things I couldn't buy here plastic-free. There was no dairy, juice, peanut butter or tahini options without plastic.
Saidnawey says he used to have more than 300 foods and spices in bulk. That shrank to about 100 items during the pandemic. And Saidnawey says he doesn't expect to add more bulk shopping options anytime soon.
The CDC says the risk of getting COVID-19 after touching a contaminated surface is low, but Saidnawey says his plastic suppliers report they've never been busier. There's another factor that may be ramping up use of plastic in food packaging. Plastics are made with fossil fuels. That industry is looking for new outlets in the shift to electric vehicles.
Saidnawey says he's interested in using more compostable containers, but they are 30-40% more expensive. It's hard to add that cost to the rising price of food. And compostable boxes for nuts, beans or snacks (a lot of what Pemberton Farms offers in bulk) aren't as attractive on shelves as plastic.
My week of plastic-free eating produced some pretty boring meals. I wasn't prepared. I didn't realize how many things would be off limits. There are some zero-waste cookbooks, but I didn't look at them before I went shopping. And I didn't budget for herbs or spices, things that might have made life a little more exciting.
To reduce my plastic use moving forward, I'm going to have to make more things from scratch, like hummus, marinara, salsa, maybe even yogurt. I'm switching brands of juice so I can buy OJ and lemonade in reusable glass bottles. I'll have to drive around a bit to explore more bulk food options, and I may need to spend a little more on things like cheese wrapped in paper. I've got to beef up my supply of refillable jars and maybe invest in some of those reusable food container bags and that beeswax cling wrap alternative.
I asked Star Market, where I shopped this week, what they're doing to reduce plastic food packaging. Star is owned by Albertsons, one of the largest food retailers in the U.S. They pointed me to a web page about the company's plans to reduce plastic waste, which might mean using less plastic packaging. And Costco, where I shop a few times a year, says it's currently reviewing packaging of all products to reduce plastic use.
Maybe we can slow some of the projected growth in plastic we use once and throw away, and major oil, gas and petrochemical corporations that make most of our plastic will shift to more renewable products. In the meantime, I aim to up my game. I avoided using 27 plastic containers and packages in one week; I can do better.
Like most hospitality ventures, your produce varies in terms of size, shape, volume & quantity, so you need a supplier that similarly provides food storage containers in a variety of sizes, shapes, volumes, & quantities. Bulk Buys can do exactly that. We have plastic food containers available in bulk from small sauce containers for anything between 40ml to 850ml, up to large, 1L rectangular disposable containers. Both containers & lids are available to order online with great rates much cheaper than retail. 59ce067264