How packaging contributes to food waste prevention  

About 30% of the average European’s carbon footprint is linked to the production and distribution of foodstuffs and nutrition in general. However, many food products spoil without appropriate protection and end up as waste. In Europe alone, 100m t per year is estimated to be thrown away. The role plastic or other packaging can play in significantly reducing food waste is the subject of the new study “How Packaging Contributes to Food Waste Prevention" by Austrian think-tank Denkstatt (Vienna; www.denkstatt.at) compiled in cooperation with project partners from along the value chain.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 8:27pm IST | Place: Delhi | Agency: PTI

PCMA had recently engaged SGS, a leading industrial research firm, to conduct rigorous tests to find out the facts that whether packaging of pharmaceutical and food products results in leaching or contamination in PET (polyethylene terephthalate) containers.