Is plastic packaging the ‘silent hero’ to the global food waste problem?


It's estimated that one in seven people go to bed hungry each night. But as many companies and individuals work to fight hunger, there's also another issue at hand: food waste.

According to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, up to 50%, or two billion tonnes of food, produced around the world each year ends up as waste.

The report said this amount of wastage is due to issues as varied as inadequate infrastructure and storage facilities to overly strict sell-by dates, buy-one-get-one free offers and consumers demanding cosmetically perfect food....
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