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Packaging Strategies That Save Food: A Research Agenda for 2030

Wikström, Fredrik ; Verghese, Karli; Auras, Rafael; Olsson, Annika LU ; Williams, Helén; Wever, Renée; Grönman, Kaisa; Kvalvåg Pettersen, Marit; Möller, Hanne and Soukka, Risto (2019) In Journal of Industrial Ecology 23(3). p.532-540
Abstract (Swedish)
Thoroughly considering and optimizing packaging systems can avoid food loss and waste. We suggest a number of issues that must be explored and review the associated challenges. Five main issues were recognized through the extensive experience of the authors and engagement of multiple stakeholders. The issues promoted are classified as follows: (1) identify and obtain specific data of packaging functions that influence food waste; (2) understand the total environmental burden of product/package by considering the trade‐off between product protection and preservation and environmental footprint; (3) develop understanding of how these functions should be treated in environmental footprint evaluations; (4) improve packaging design processes to... (More)
Thoroughly considering and optimizing packaging systems can avoid food loss and waste. We suggest a number of issues that must be explored and review the associated challenges. Five main issues were recognized through the extensive experience of the authors and engagement of multiple stakeholders. The issues promoted are classified as follows: (1) identify and obtain specific data of packaging functions that influence food waste; (2) understand the total environmental burden of product/package by considering the trade‐off between product protection and preservation and environmental footprint; (3) develop understanding of how these functions should be treated in environmental footprint evaluations; (4) improve packaging design processes to also consider reducing food waste; and (5) analyze stakeholder incentives to reduce food loss and waste. Packaging measures that save food will be important to fulfill the United Nations Sustainable Development goal to halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and to reduce food losses along production and supply chains. (Less)
Abstract
Thoroughly considering and optimizing packaging systems can avoid food loss and waste. We suggest a number of issues that must be explored and review the associated challenges. Five main issues were recognized through the extensive experience of the authors and engagement of multiple stakeholders. The issues promoted are classified as follows: (1) identify and obtain specific data of packaging functions that influence food waste; (2) understand the total environmental burden of product/package by considering the trade‐off between product protection and preservation and environmental footprint; (3) develop understanding of how these functions should be treated in environmental footprint evaluations; (4) improve packaging design processes to... (More)
Thoroughly considering and optimizing packaging systems can avoid food loss and waste. We suggest a number of issues that must be explored and review the associated challenges. Five main issues were recognized through the extensive experience of the authors and engagement of multiple stakeholders. The issues promoted are classified as follows: (1) identify and obtain specific data of packaging functions that influence food waste; (2) understand the total environmental burden of product/package by considering the trade‐off between product protection and preservation and environmental footprint; (3) develop understanding of how these functions should be treated in environmental footprint evaluations; (4) improve packaging design processes to also consider reducing food waste; and (5) analyze stakeholder incentives to reduce food loss and waste. Packaging measures that save food will be important to fulfill the United Nations Sustainable Development goal to halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and to reduce food losses along production and supply chains. (Less)
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Food loss, food waste, industrial ecology, package, packaging strategies, sustainability
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Journal of Industrial Ecology
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23
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3
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532 - 540
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MIT Press
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1530-9290
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10.1111/jiec.12769
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  author       = {Wikström, Fredrik  and Verghese, Karli and Auras, Rafael and Olsson, Annika and Williams, Helén and Wever, Renée and Grönman, Kaisa and Kvalvåg Pettersen, Marit and Möller, Hanne and Soukka, Risto},
  issn         = {1530-9290},
  keyword      = {Food loss, food waste, industrial ecology, package, packaging strategies, sustainability},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {532--540},
  publisher    = {MIT Press},
  series       = {Journal of Industrial Ecology},
  title        = {Packaging Strategies That Save Food: A Research Agenda for 2030},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jiec.12769},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2019},
}