Packaging materials extend the shelf-life of food

If it’s still edible, it doesn’t belong in the bin

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EU figures have shown that the share of food losses and waste is highest in the Netherlands. WWF Germany says that annual per-capita losses are nearly 600 kg. In Belgium this figure is lower, but still fairly high – 400 kg – and in Cyprus it is over 300 kg. Germany is number 18 in this ranking.

According to WWF Germany, 1.3 billion tonnes of food are lost each year – a share of 30 to 40%. The food that remains unused and is therefore thrown away amounts to over 100 million tonnes in Europe and 18 million tonnes in Germany. The potential volume that can be…

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