“Sustainable packaging (also referred to as eco-friendly, environmentally-friendly and green packaging) is frequently discussed in the popular and trade media and is something that almost all major food companies have publicly committed to. However, defining what sustainable packaging actually is presents a challenge and there is no single universally-accepted definition.” (ref. Gordon Robertson, IUFoST Scientific Information Bulletin on Sustainable Packaging).
The SUSTAINABLE FOOD PACKAGING Panelists, Nathalie Gontard, France; Alejandro Ariosti, Argentina; Claire Sand, USA, Srinivasa Gopal India, and other experts will meet for the IUFoST Scientific Roundtable Discussion (SRD 7) on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25 at 08.00 Eastern Time GMT-5).
The discussion with these international experts will include ‘Over and Under Packaging’, Bio-based Plastics, Environmental impacts of Packaging, value-added food processing by utilization of emerging food packaging techniques, latest innovations in bulk and retail packaging from the food safety angle , packaging recycling, the impact of regulations in new packaging materials and the balancing act between cost of food and cost of packaging and implications for small and medium-sized enterprises.