Packaging plays a big part in the food experience for people in North America. Products are packaged in many formats to protect food and extend shelf life. Various packaging formats make it easier for food companies and retailers to ship and organize products safely and efficiently. Alternatively, packaging makes it easier for consumers to purchase the amount of food that is right for their needs.

Yet packaging consistently is under attack for being wasteful and bad for the environment. There are no easy solutions, but it is important to make packaging solutions available that reduce food waste and packaging waste.

For this webinar, we have brought together three excellent speakers - who are also co-chairs of our PAC FOOD WASTE initiative. Martin Gooch will share the results from the recent VCMI report in partnership with Second Harvest which indicates that 58% of food produced in Canada is wasted. Ian Ferguson will weigh in on the value of packaging and highlight case studies where packaging helps to reduce food waste. Claire Sand will share recent research that pairs a monetary value with packaging reducing food waste and highlight the value of LCA’s and closing the loop on the need to pay equal attention to reducing packaging.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am Pacific
12:00pm - 1:00pm Mountain
1:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern

PAC Members: FREE
Non Members: $49 CAD / $40 US

Canadian Funds
US Funds



This webinar will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording link following the webinar.


Alan Blake
Director of PAC NEXT US & PAC FOOD
PAC Packaging Consortium

Claire Koelsch Sand, PhD
Owner & Founder
Packaging Technology & Research, LLC

Martin Gooch, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Value Chain Management International (VCMI)

Ian Ferguson
Chief Operating Officer
Chantler Packages Inc.

For speaker bios, click here.

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