Sealed Air Food Care Thanksgiving Infographic
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving-Sealed-Air-InfographicDid you know...

  • Around 220 million turkeys are eaten every year in the U.S. and 44 million of those are consumed at Thanksgiving. (Source: National Turkey Federation)

  • The turkey industry directly employs over 63,000 people in the United States. (Source: National Turkey Federation)

  • Each year, Sealed Air packages approximately 90 million turkeys.

  • In 1961, the year before the Cryovac® bag hit the market, 109 million pounds of turkey was produced in the United States. 5 years later, turkey production more than doubled to 284 million pounds. (Source: Washington Examiner and U.S. Department of Agriculture)

  • Sealed Air has packaged more than 2 billion turkeys since 1946, when the Cryovac® L-bag was introduced.

  • Consumers in the U.S. will purchase upwards of 736 million pounds of turkey this Thanksgiving. (Source: National Turkey Federation)

  • Since 1974, the National Turkey Federation started giving a holiday turkey to the U.S. president. Sealed Air has helped created the packaging and design for this turkey more than 35 times. (Source: Packaging Digest)

  • Americans will waste a total of $293 million on uneaten turkey at Thanksgiving (Source: Market Watch)

  • Around 200 million pounds of that meat will be thrown away in addition to the 1 million tons of CO2 and 105 billion gallons of water used to produce the turkey (Source: New York Post)

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Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Sealed Air!

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