FAO projects that global food production must increase 60% by 2050 in order to meet the demands of the growing world population. Yet, more than 33% of all food produced globally is lost or wasted. The FAO report provides a global account of the environmental footprint of food waste along the food supply chain, focusing on the impacts on climate, water, land and biodiversity.
PAC FOOD WASTE was founded to be A Catalyst for Food Waste Packaging Solutions.
Maximize the reduction of food waste through prevention and extension of shelf life utilizing sustainable packaging solutions.
To unite leading packaging value chain North American organizations to collaboratively explore, evaluate and mobilize packaging food waste solutions.
Supply Chain Boundary
From farm & sea to home consumer.
To investigate the causes of food waste, identify packaging opportunities for innovation, extend product shelf life, inform and educate the broader community.
A Catalyst for Food Waste Packaging Solutions.
Serving North America while sharing solutions globally.
Alignment with Save Food, Food Waste Reduction Alliance and like-minded organizations.
Proud Member of SAVE FOOD
Spring 2016 - PAC FOOD WASTE Spring Newsletter - Read more.
Winter 2016 - PAC FOOD WASTE Winter Newsletter - Read more.
October 2015 - PAC FOOD WASTE Fall Newsletter - Read more.
July 2015 - PAC FOOD WASTE Summer Newsletter - Read more.
June 24, 2015 - Consumer Goods Industry Commits to Food Waste Reduction - Read more.
June 16, 2015 - Surprising study shows single serve coffee can have better environmental record than regular brewed coffee - Read more.
PAC FOOD WASTE members have collectively created the following 3 inaugural PAC FOOD WASTE projects to help identify packaging solutions to reduce food waste:
i) Project # 1:
Food waste is becoming an increasingly expensive challenge in providing sufficient quantities, of appropriately priced food to the worldwide population.
This project is designed to identify and build an inventory of global packaging case studies for food waste reduction. The cases would cover the entire food value chain beginning with producers and ending with post-consumer disposal of packaging and waste.
ii) Project #2:
This project is to initiate an LCA study on single serve coffee to create synergy with PAC NEXT and for better understanding of the relationships between North American packaging and causes of food waste along the food value chain. For this project, the food value chain starts after harvest with the examination of products prior to processing at the filling/packing operation, or after the packing of fresh produce, and ends after packaging disposal and management through the collection/recovery system.
iii) Project #3:
This project is designed to develop a who’s who of companies, organizations, associations engaged in packaging and food waste. Click here to view the Who's Who of Packaging and Food Waste Reduction.
PAC FOOD WASTE presents global packaging case studies for food waste reduction:
Point of Purchase
Retail or Food Service
Showcase how your packaging reduces food waste! Submit your case study to the PAC FOOD WASTE database by clicking here.
PAC FOOD WASTE Members