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Reducing food waste with resealable packaging

a bin overflowing with food waste
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 ...

3 Reasons Why Half of Britons Skip Breakfast: Can Resealable Packaging Help?

Breakfast
People can’t find time for breakfast due to hectic morning schedules - a 150% increase from 2012.   According to Daily Express, half of all adults in Britain skip their breakfast. This is the biggest age group of breakfast skippers are 16-24 years old (66%). Similarly, 58% of those aged 25-34 also choose to miss their breakfast. Is ...

Reducing food waste: How packaging can help

A waste bin overflowing with rubbish
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 ...

Reducing food waste at home with resealable packaging

A bin overflowing with wasted food
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 ...

Research reveals customers prefer packaging that helps to reduce food waste

Environmental considerations are becoming increasingly important to customers and can influence their buying decisions. A recent report from Mintel reveals that as many as fifty-six percent of US shoppers would choose one food product over another if its packaging better protected the product inside.* Fifty-four percent are also willing to ...

How can packaging help to reduce food waste?

Did you know that almost 15 million tonnes of food is wasted in the UK each year, and nearly half of it comes from our households? Studies show that people get rid of food because they over cook or were not able to use it in time. Because of this, the average British family wastes almost £470 a year, rising to £700 for families with ...

Food waste in a single occupancy household

The amount of food we buy and consume depends on the size of the household we live in. But attractive discounts on larger quantities and “family-sized” packs often encourage us to pick the most economical options. A report from WRAP* reveals that people who live on their own waste on average more food than those living in larger ...

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 ...

Reseal-it® a better way to keep cooked meats fresher longer

Reseal-it® by Macfarlane Labels is an innovative labelling solution that helps to preserve product freshness, resulting in less food waste. Following the successful application of Reseal-it® onto Tesco’s savoury snack range and Walkers’ biscuit packs, its benefits have now been recognised by a family-owned business, Greene Farm ...

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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