The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) ran the first workshop for the development of the Save Food Packaging Design guidelines this week since receiving the formal approval from the Fight Food Waste CRC.
The Save Food Packaging Consortium is made up of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) as project lead, and RMIT as the Research Partner; Project Contributors will be ZipForm Packaging, Sealed Air, Multivac and APCO.
Project Partners will be Plantic Technologies, Result Group, and Ulma Packaging, and the Extension Network will consist of Australian Food Cold Chain Council (AFCCC), Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) and the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST).
The Save Food Packaging project will produce packaging design criteria and communication material for the implementation into food packaging that will lead to better packaging design, material and format selection to assist retail, food service and consumers to minimise and prevent food waste.
The project will be reviewing everything from containment, protection and preservation of products through to using appropriate openability and resealability, controlled dispensing, portion control, improved on-pack communication, extension of barrier and shelf life, date labelling, smart and active packaging, and more.