REDUCING FOOD Waste
Did You Know That…
- Approximately 40% of food is not consumed. The annual amount of this waste is staggering: 36 million tons, worth $162 billion.
- Much of this waste is fresh food purchased for home use. For example, the typical American family throws away up to 40% of the fresh fish, meat, and poultry; 51% of the dairy products and fruits; and 44% of the vegetables it purchases.
- By providing product protection; shelf life extension; freshness & nutrition maintenance; and portion control; a little bit of packaging can reduce waste while also protecting economic and environmental resources.
- To learn more about the role of packaging in reducing food waste, we’ve developed a brief overview brochure and a series of easy-to-read case studies: