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Event Webminar
Subject Food packaging
PAC Packaging Consortium

The Value of Packaging


Reducing Food Waste


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, PAC NEXT US & PAC FOOD have brought together three speakers - who are also co-chairs of the 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.

This webminar will be moderated by Alan Blake, Director of PAC NEXT US & PAC FOOD.

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