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 7.2m tonnes of food each year. This is equal to 20% of the food we buy and more than 60% of this could have been eaten*

  • Food waste costs families £680 per year or £50 per month*
  • About 25% of the food that is thrown away is fresh fruit
  • & vegetables*
  • If we all stop wasting food that could have been eaten, the benefit to the planet would be the equivalent of taking 1 in 5 cars off the road*
  • Waste costs businesses more and more every year in taxes

The cost of food waste in the UK every year:

  • Pork / Ham / Bacon costs £440,000,000*
  • Cakes/ Gateau / Doughnuts costs £280,000,000*
  • Cheese costs £240,000,000*
  • Collectively food waste costs us £12 billion per year*