Food Packaging’s Role in Preventing Food Waste

According to a June 2, 2020 Canadian National Zero Waste Council (NZWC) news release a new NZWC report “,,, provides insight into how and when packaging can be applied to prevent food spoilage and waste to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions …” - The report “… urges caution about misleading marketing claims around 'biodegradable,' 'compostable' and 'bio-based' plastics’ … Governments are encouraged to establish minimum recycled content requirements, to advance certification programs for recyclable and compostable packaging, improve collection programs and to assist with implementing extended producer responsibility programs, which transfer the cost and management of recycling packaging and paper products to producers …” – Consumer education “… initiatives are important for bringing clarity to issues like 'best before' dates, food storage best practices and effective shopping habits …” - #FoodPackaging #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic