Want a more sustainable packaged food system? We do that, and would love to work with you! Last month we unveiled our FLW Graphic and are proud to share a visual of how and where PTR prevents food and packaging waste where it happens.
I am committed to leading efforts to reduce climate change by reducing food waste with more sustainable packaging.
Need guidance on where to get packaging research done? The FPD of IFT is building on work done by PTR to show where research can be done and to fuel food packaging research. If you are a food packaging researcher or connected with an institute where food packaging research gets done, here is the link to add in this information.
A Classic Resurges: Glass
Food safe, recyclable, reusable, and with a premium association, glass packaging is resurging! Read "A Classic Resurges:Glass" my latest article in IFT's Food Technology Magazine.
Photo Credit: Wide shoulders and a wide opening facilitate controlled pouring of
Wild TurkeyLongbranch and attracts consumers who appreciate interesting design.
Photo courtesy of Owens-Illinois Inc.
ACS National Meeting & Expo
March 22-26 in Philadelphia, PA
Join me as PTR joins the stage with 2 informative sessions:
Active Packaging Materials and Solutions that Reduce Food Losses and Waste SESSION: 3297903 by Dr Ziynet Boz ABOUT: The finite resources of the world continue to be challenged by the increasing global population, which is predicted to surpass 9 billion by the mid 21st century. The impact of food losses and waste (FLW) is particularly acute as it is one of the primary nexus issues. Organizations such as the United Nations announce their urgent sustainability goals including FLW reduction and feeding the undernourished global population. Packaging with its numerous functions is one of the primary means of increasing shelf life and preventing food waste; and active packaging has been developed to improve safety and quality of food products for an extended periods. Fresh produce, meat products, and shelf-stable products have different intrinsic needs and environmental impacts. Therefore, the use of active packaging technologies need to be weighed against environmental, nutritional, and economic impacts. This research defines the impact of active packaging components such as antimicrobial packaging, oxygen scavengers, carbon dioxide emitters on reducing FLW.
Incorporating More Sustainable Packaging Materials with System Solutions SESSION:3299782 by Dr Claire Sand ABOUT: The systems thinking enables a better understanding of the current systems and directs the interventions. More and less sustainable packaging has been achieved with material switching. However, use of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and the economics on these comparative materials demonstrates that a systems solution perspective is needed to add a business case to use material switching more effectively and actually result in more sustainable packaging processes. Systems solutions improve the effectiveness of the material switching solutions by analyzing the bigger picture elements such as patterns, interactions, feedback loops, and causal relationships etc. Systems solutions to define more sustainable packaging from feedstock selection, manufacturing, processing, food-package interactions, consumer use, and post-consumer utilization-focused recommendations will be shared with direct research, legislation, and industry. Case studies on success in packaging systems including innovative materials will be shared.