Call for cases: Alternatives for fossil-fuel plastic packaging

The food industry is working hard to find sustainable methods for reducing the amount of plastic packaging. Plastic packaging is used to compensate for problematic properties of fresh products and to extend their shelf life. Getting rid of the plastic packaging will cause the product’s shelf life to decrease and food waste to increase.

In 2020, the Wrap or Waste project was started. Its goal is to better quantify the relationship between packaging and alternative techniques on the one hand and the preservation of a fresh product’s quality on the other. We want to give companies tools for making optimal, well-considered, sustainable choices. Not just for sustainable materials, but especially for sustainable production chains, all the way from fresh product to waste disposal and recycling.

In this project, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research is looking for food producers, retailers, trading companies, producers of packing material and suppliers to take part in research into finding the most sustainable solution.

Do you want to switch to a more sustainable type of packaging, but need help to decide? Then submit your research case to us. Learn more about the project and watch the video clip to see what it could mean for you.

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Please respond before 31 December 2022.