Session: The role of packaging in minimising food waste

Whilst the primary functions of packaging are to contain and protect the content, as well as providing information about the product, the role of packaging in reducing food waste needs to be better understood by food producers, manufacturers, brand owners, retailers and consumers. The connection between packaging design and food waste needs to be discussed more openly in the industry. From field to fork there are several possibilities for food loss and waste to occur. It has been approximated that up to 30% of the edible food produced, does not reach the fork. Packaging’s role in reducing food waste is the next big challenge for Packaging Technologists, Designers and Engineers.

This session, hosted by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), will have speakers from FIAL, the Fight Food Waste CRC, AIP and Sealed Air and will discuss in an interactive session Food Waste in Australia, the National Food Waste Strategy, the Fight Food Waste CRC, the Save Food Packaging criteria and guidelines and showcase best practice save food packaging design.

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April

PKN Packaging News and Food & Drink Business will be hosting our third Women in Packaging Breakfast Forum, in partnership with AIP, during the Australasian Packaging Conference 2020, at Crown Promenade in Melbourne.

FBIF (Food & Beverage Innovation Forum) presents the 2020 Marking Awards, a food and beverage packaging design contest organised in Shanghai. Since 2016, the awards have targeted a global audience, and over the past three years, it has gained attention from Dieline, Novum and the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).

May

The world's premier packaging trade show, held once every three years in Germany.

June

Following our success in Europe and US and strong customer demand we are bringing Sustainability in Packaging to Asia, Singapore from 1-3 June 2020.

Following the resounding success of E-Pack US and E-Pack Europe, we’re excited to announce the launch of the new E-Pack Asia, taking place in Singapore from 3-5 June 2020.