Food Waste Awareness

Food packaging performs an important role in protecting food products during transit, enhancing on-shelf presentation and lengthening product life. However, frequent opening of the pack will damage the packaging and expose the food product to air.

This accelerates deterioration of the product and decreases the time in which the product can be safely eaten. This leads to an increase in the amount of food that is being wasted.

Reseal-it® can actively help to reduce the amount of food waste through preservation and better keeping of the product. Reseal-it® enables customers to easily open food packaging and ensure that the product remains fresher for longer.

Eliminating the need for additional packaging such as cling film is also saving the consumer money and helping to reduce environmental waste.

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Did you know?

UK households throw away 7.3m tonnes of food each year, which amounts to around 70% of the total UK post-farm-gate food waste.  Over 60% of this could have been avoided – the equivalent to filling ca. 8,800 Olympic sized swimming pools.*

  • Food waste costs the UK average family £700 per year or nearly £60 per month*
  • About 20% of the food that is thrown away is fresh fruit & vegetables*
  • If we all stop wasting food that could have been eaten, it would save ca. 19 Mt CO2eq*

The cost of food waste in the UK every year:

  • Fresh fruit and vegetables: £2.6bn*
  • Bakery: £860 m*
  • Home-made and pre-prepared meals: £2.1 bn*
  • Dairy and eggs: £780 m*
  • Collectively avoidable food waste costs us £13 billion per year*