Food containers have an impact on food wastage

Packaging has a say on food wastage

Food containers have been found as the newest factor which has an impact on food wastage. The usage of paper and woven polypropylene bags have been in use for decades now and new studies have proven that using different materials could reduce food spoilage by a considerable amount.

“They lose an estimated 1 percent to spoilage and breakage. Out of an estimated $1 billion to $2 billion in annual food aid shipments. That’s a lot of money. The potential for eliminating $10 million to $20 million in annual losses. This could feed thousands of families in a time of need,” Mark Brennan, an MIT PhD student who has been researching in the issue said.

Adding specific chemicals to paper and the currently used bags could solve the problem and more studies are currently going on.

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