Manufacturer joins food waste initiative

Rigid plastics packaging manufacturer RPC Group has joined the SAVE FOOD campaign, which aims to fight global food loss and waste.

The initiative, organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, now has more than 100 members from throughout the food supply chain.

RPC said the initiative complements and supports the company’s own sustainability programme.

Katherine Fleet, RPC’s group sustainability manager, said: “At RPC we are committed to developing a range of sustainable packaging solutions that help to keep food fresher for longer, and the SAVE FOOD campaign provides the ideal forum to show both manufacturers and consumers how they, too, can make a difference.”

A third of all food is lost or thrown away globally each year, while around 842 million people are suffering from hunger, according to a report.

SAVE FOOD was launched at Interpack 2011, and members develop solutions to the problem through networking events and ongoing dialogue and discussion. To coincide with this year’s Interpack in Düsseldorf, a SAVE FOOD Congress will take place on 7 and 8 May, bringing experts and the industry together.

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