“Packaging is a cost-effective tool in reducing food loss and waste.”

Creating a sustainable food system as part of a circular economy requires a holistic approach, says Rosa Rolle from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

"The most important role of packaging is to protect what’s inside."

Supporting a circular food economy requires customer collaboration and knowledge of the end users’ environment, says Ann O’Hara, President of Huhtamaki North America.

"The package is part of the product and the product’s functionality."

There's no one magic material for all applications, but you can achieve sustainability goals in many different ways, says professor Matthew Daum from Michigan State University School of Packaging.

Fit for purpose packaging is essential for sustainable food systems

Our Think Circle roundtable discussion on the importance of fit for purpose packaging in building sustainable, safe and hygienic food systems was held on November 11, 2021. Watch the recording on YouTube.

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