Fighting food waste with frozen packaging

03/20/2013

The world suffers from a food waste problem. In a world of seven billion people, set to grow to nine billion by 2050, about one-third of all food produced, worth around $1 trillion, gets lost or wasted in food production and consumption systems, according to data released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

My recent feature on PlasticsToday took a closer look at the opportunity for the packaging industry to help with the problem involving food waste. There's constant innovation in the field from smart packaging to hot fill plastics, and according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), frozen food packaging can also help reduce food waste.

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