Food waste is a massive worldwide problem. While it’s often less visible than littered packaging, its negative community impact is even greater as it’s also an economic and humanitarian crisis.
1/3 of the world’s food is wasted
yet hundreds of millions of people around the world are affected by food insecurity 2, another area we are passionate about.
An estimated $1.17 billion worth of food is wasted in New Zealand each year, representing 157,398 tonnes of food sent to landfill.3
These staggering figures show food waste is a significant environmental issue for the food industry. As food producers, we recognise that we have a responsibility to maximise precious resources and ensure the food we produce arrives at your table safely. Packaging plays a key role in this journey by significantly increasing shelf-life and minimising the amount of food waste along our supply chain.
Need inspiration? Check out our ideas for reducing food waste:
1 Source: Sanitarium CSR report, FY20
2 Source: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-consumption-production/
3 Source: NZ Food Waste Audits 2018, https://lovefoodhatewaste.co.nz/food-waste/what-we-waste/