In 2050, probably more than nine billion people will live on Earth. Experts expect that the global area of arable land can fulfill the demand of up to twelve billion people – if less food goes to waste. To reduce such waste of food, the Messe Dusseldorf has launched the Save Food initiative.
Specialists from the packaging industry met at the Interpack fair in 2009 and discussed in Dusseldorf, how waste of food could be stopped and how they could support such a project. Together they developed Save Food – an initiative which was recognized internationally: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) participates in the campaign. Another prominent partner is the United Nations Environment Programme.
Today, Klöckner Pentaplast and more than 120 companies like Bayer, Tetra Pack, Dow Chemical, Henkel, Maersk and Bosch, play their part in the initiative, as well as medium-sized companies from all areas of the value chain for food. Furthermore many organizations, universities and researchers are registered at the FAO to support Save Food.
One of the supplement's articles reports on an exchange between representatives from the packaging industry, engineering, trade and logistics. The specialists discussed new trends and solutions in the conference center of the German newspaper Rheinische Post which has a circulation of 320,000.
Experts from Klöckner Pentaplast joined that discussion and described some of the considerations in the decision making for packaging manufacturers, like cold- and/or heat-resistance, durability and cost effectiveness and recyclability.