The role of packaging in food waste

A recent report from RMIT University and Helen Lewis Research for CHEP Australia highlights the potential for packaging to play a greater role in reducing food waste in the supply chain.

Food security is an emerging challenge for policy makers and companies in the food supply chain. The global population is expected to grow to 9 billion and demand for food by 77% by 2050. Over the same period food production will be under threat from climate change, competing land uses, erosion and diminishing supplies of clean water. One of the solutions to this dilemma is increased efficiency and waste reduction in the food supply chain.

Helen Lewis will present the results at the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) National Conference on 17-18 June 2014.

The role of packaging in minimising food waste in the supply chain of the future can be downloaded here.

Posted by Helen Lewis 5:42am 26th April 2014