Sustainable packaging can help protect the climate – through reducing the carbon footprint of the packaging, as well as protecting against spoilage.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported that in 2017 global food waste resulted in 9.3bn tonnes of CO2-equivalent (GtCO2e) emissions – roughly the same as the total combined emissions of the US and the EU that same year. We can help safeguard food systems with responsible and sustainable packaging – helping reduce food waste and the attributed carbon emissions.
Sustainable packaging can also be designed to lower resource demand and minimize carbon footprint through materials selection and structure design. Innovative materials like INNATE™ ST Polyethylene Resins allow for thinner film designs meaning less material required to achieve comparable performance. Lifecycle analysis can also provide metrics to inform science-based materials design and selection.