Category: Food Waste Awareness

Reducing food waste with resealable packaging

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The environment has been a prevalent topic this year, prompting supermarkets and manufacturers to commit to reducing waste within the next few years. Many companies have signed up to the Courtauld Commitment 2025, a voluntary agreement making food and drink production and consumption more sustainable. Food production and food waste is one of ...

Reducing Packaging Waste with Resealable Packaging

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Packaging that is easy to open, store and that can be reused is important for consumers.   According to Flexible Packaging Association, 66% of Fast Moving Consumer Goods consumers think that packaging should be easy to store. And at the same time it should be reusable. We go further to explore how effective resalable packaging application ...

Why resealable packaging will be one of the key trends for 2018?

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Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, has recently published five global packaging trends for 2018. These include the growing role of packaging in reducing food and product waste, the importance of clear on-pack messaging and the need to provide customers with an enhanced eCommerce experience. We would like to add one ...

Reducing food waste: How packaging can help

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Did you know Glasgow households waste 41,000 tonnes of food - the equivalent to throwing away around 90 million meals each year? The Evening Times reports the average Glasgow household bins around 7,900 tonnes of fresh vegetables and salad and 2,500 tonnes of meat each year. The city also throws away over 236,000 slices of bread a year and ...

Fighting food waste – How Reseal-it® can help

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British households throw away 7.3m tonnes of food and drink each year, which represents 71% of the total food waste produced in the UK. Most of it is preventable.  Avoidable food waste costs an average British family £700 a year or almost £60 a month – money that could be better spent elsewhere. Much of the food and drink that we throw ...

Reducing food waste at home with resealable packaging

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There are many things that have a negative impact on our planet, one of them is food waste. Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) estimates the total amount of food waste in the UK at an alarming 10 million tonnes. This equates to over £17 billion a year, and amounts to about 20 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. Shocking, but ...

How resealable packaging can help to protect the environment?

Food waste affects our environment in many ways. We may not think about this but water, energy and fuel used in manufacturing and cooking food produce harmful greenhouse gases, contributing to global warming and climate change. In addition, some products that get lost or damaged during transportation and storage may leak and pollute the ...

Food waste and food poverty - Reseal-it® can help

As a nation, we love our food; an endless succession of best-selling books, popular magazines and prime-time TV programmes testify to the fact. Estimates by WRAP, the Government’s waste advisory body, tell us that around 7 million tonnes of food from UK households is thrown out. The waste from our fridges and cupboards represents some £8 ...

How is packaging driving brand preference?

Brand owners from world leading FMCG manufacturers gathered at the Packaging and Converting Executive Forum (PACE) in Brussels earlier this year. Angela Campbell, Resealable Labels Director, led a Roundtable event to understand the impact and importance of easy open packaging for customers of FMCG products. A group of packaging decision ...

A one day increase in product life can significantly reduce food waste

Nearly 15 million tonnes of food is wasted in the UK every year and almost half of it comes from our households. A recent report from WRAP has revealed that increasing product life by one day could save 250,000 tonnes of waste a year. Most often people get rid of food because they cooked too much or were not able to use it in time.WRAP ...

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