Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar:
Reducing Wasted Food: How Packaging Can Help
Food accounts for the greatest percentage of materials going into our landfills (21% in 2012). A significant portion of wasted food is wholesome and edible. 133 billion pounds (31 percent of the available food supply at the retail and consumer levels) went un-eaten in 2010, and the estimated value of this food loss was $161.6 billion using retail prices Packaging plays important roles in reducing these numbers, and our speakers will explain how it does so today, and what’s in store for the future.