Research underway in N.S., N.B. to develop new coronavirus-killing package coatingJuly 9, 2020
Jim Cormier, Director, Government Relations (Atlantic), said the research sounds interesting, but it’s worth asking whether it would raise the cost of manufactured goods.
“Packaging is only supposed to be a fraction of the cost of a product,” he said.
“So of course, manufacturers, in particular, would have to ask that question… ‘Would (consumers) be willing to pay more if it meant they would have that little bit of extra security, or would they be willing to continue wiping down the products that they buy at retail establishments across the country, and continue doing that themselves?”