Sep 3rd, 2013

Fit for purpose packaging helps to reduce food waste at retail level

The results of a recent UN study suggested that one-third of food production for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, which amounts to about 1.3 billion tons per year. Mainly in emerging countries, much of the food is wasted even before it reaches the consumer, while in industrialised nations losses occur mainly at consumer level.

Corrugated packaging can play a significant role in preventing food waste because it protects food from damage and also preserves its freshness. Why? Because its fluted construction provides natural cushioning and its single, double or triple wall board provide adequate strength.

Corrugated packaging solutions can be precisely tailored to fit the product so that it does not suffer damage and stay fresh for longer. In this case peppers are packed with the height of the case minimising movements and maximising physical protection to ensure they arrive in perfect condition.