“The responsibility lies on the food sector and society to take up a joined-up approach to issues surrounding plastics, pollution, food safety and waste as they are interconnected.
According to research from Leatherhead, single-use plastic is arousing consumers’ concerns over ocean pollution and use of fossil fuels. This is fueling real change in consumer behavior. In the UK, 70% of consumers are actively looking for products that contain less plastic in their everyday shopping.”
Below are some ways to help initiate the transition:
1. Food Waste Focus: Increasing value while cutting footprint
2. ‘Pivoting’ packaging to preservation
3. Increased recycling will require “shift in mindsets and practices’
4. Innovation and collaboration to boost circular models