Paving the Way for More Sustainable Food Systems Through Packaging Strategies
Innovation Advisor Jacob Smith, Ph.D. joins leaders with experience in packaging recycling, sustainability, and regulations to discuss fast-paced developments, issues, advancements, and the future of more sustainable and circular food packaging solutions. The panel discussion is available on-demand throughout FIRST--food improved by research, science, and technology—a new digital experience powered by IFT.
With packaging at the forefront of sustainability efforts in the food industry, food companies announce packaging sustainability commitments varying from increasing recycling, recycled material content to developing functional bio-based, biodegradable, and compostable packaging. Sustainable packaging fosters consumer trust and purchases and improves circularity. At the same time, there are challenges related to the value chain, responsibilities, widespread adoption, and economic viability. Panelists will cover the production, recovery, recycling of various packaging materials and forms under the light of the current sustainability perspective.
- be introduced to the current issues and advances in handling, development, and use of recycled, compostable, or biobased-biodegradable packaging materials
- learn the perspectives of value chain stakeholders and participate in discussions around fiber reuse, recycling processes, safety and regulatory considerations, and sustainability assessment.