For the food industry: sustainable packaging solutions
Finding sustainable packaging for fresh and perishable food is a major challenge. Which packaging material ensures that products remain shelf-stable and safe while also offering good end-of-life options and affordability? Wageningen University & Research supports companies in the transition from plastic to alternative packaging concepts by making the above-mentioned challenges quantifiable. This allows you to decide which packaging is the most suitable for all of the aspects that are important for your product and your company.
From alternative materials to sustainable chains
Through its applied research, Wageningen University & Research also offers support in creating or recreating food chains. Packaging for food is needed to distribute it safely and without loss. Environmental pressure can be reduced by looking in conjunction at packaging material, food chains, the relation between packaging and food loss and current conditioning technologies.
Curious about how research contributes to specific packaging issues? A number of projects, such as Wrap or Waste, study alternatives to fossil plastics for a sustainable solution. In the project Fresh on Demand we are working on the scalability of a dynamic packaging made from biobased foil that is able to adapt to the prevailing environmental conditions.
Working on a sustainable food chain
Would you like more information about the most sustainable packaging possibilities at the moment? Or would you like to work with partners on a sustainable food chain? Feel free to contact us.