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The essential role of packaging

Innovative packaging not only protects the food it carries, but can be instrumental in preserving the environment and solving the food waste issue.

Helén Williams, PhD, is a lecturer at Karlstad University and co-author of The role of packaging in minimising food waste in the supply chain of the future. The report highlights the state of the world in 2050 as the population approaches 9 billion and the demand for food has increased by 77%.

How can packaging play an even more important role?

Watch our interview with Helén Williams to hear what she has to say.

With the rapid growth in population, it’s essential that we take measures to conserve resources. Packaging that protects more food, from the point of harvest all the way to the consumer’s table, is a key part of this effort.

References

Food Packaging for Sustainable Development by Heléne Williams

See also

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