Food waste is a major challenge in the United States. Roughly 1/3 of food waste results from cooking or serving too much and 2/3 of food waste is due to food spoilage. This results in 1.3 billion tons of food thrown out annually! Food waste is also a major source of greenhouse gases and methane gas emissions at landfills.
In honor of Stop Food Waste Day and Food Waste Awareness Month, consider what you can do to help prevent it. Did you know that you can play your part in preventing food waste just by using flexible plastic packaging?
That’s right. Flexible packaging reduces food waste by extending the shelf life and freshness of food even further without the use of preservatives. Its convenience benefits also contribute directly to reducing waste! Flexible packaging is resealable, and it promotes portion control and portability. Just take a look at the impact it has on some of our favorite foods below!
Furthermore, flexible packaging reduces waste at every stage of its life! It uses less energy and material to manufacture, reduces transportation costs because it is light weight and sends less material to landfills than other types of packaging.
As Food Waste Awareness month comes to an end, it is our job as consumers to aid in food waste prevention all year long. We can all play a big role in reducing waste year-round by using flexible packaging. Learn more by visiting our reducing waste page here!