Food Service Packaging By The Numbers 16 July 2019 Industry News Food Service Packaging By the Numbers in the US 50% of Americans use single-use items at least once a week. 15% of Americans use single-use items every day. 64% say leak/spill proof is the most important attribute. 61% say stopping oil and grease stains is very important. Seeing food inside was the least important attribute. 39% say convenience is the top benefit of single-use items. 38% say cleanliness/sanitation is the top benefit of single-use items. Image courtesy of the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI): https://www.fpi.org.