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Why resealable packaging can help reduce food waste

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A call to action from the government has prompted UK’s major supermarkets and more than 100 of the biggest food companies to sign a pledge to drive down food waste. Companies have signed a pledge to help halve food waste by 2030 and raise public awareness through a week of action. Food waste has become a significant topic throughout the ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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