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Less Food Loss and Waste, Less Packaging Waste


June 10, 2020 - 9:00-11:00am PST

Do we need to package food to avoid food waste? How important is packaging to delivering on food safety or longer shelf life? What materials should food be packaged in? How can food packaging reduce our carbon footprint? A national research project titled Less Food Loss and Waste, Less Packaging Waste tackled these questions. It explored the economic and environmental considerations around choosing whether to package or not to package, and with what choice material.

Lead researcher Martin Gooch from Value Chain Management International will share findings and recommendations. There will be opportunities to ask questions and discuss recommendations for moving forward.

This national research project, a recommended action in the National Zero Waste Council’s A Food Loss and Waste Strategy for Canada, (2018), was undertaken by the National Zero Waste Council, in collaboration with Vancity, Recyc-Quebec Éco Entreprises Québec and the Packaging Consortium (PAC).

The National Zero Waste Council will be hosting other events on the topic of reducing food waste and packaging in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal in 2020.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact Denise Philippe.


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