Report packaging design conference Rome: Fighting food waste

31 March 2017

On 15-16 March 2017 the 13th ENG conference on Packaging Design and Innovation took place, at the Radisson Blue Hotel Rome. Key topics included designing packaging for e-commerce, generating consumer engagement with interactive and smart packaging and packaging perspectives for the ‘robotised’ and ‘intelligent’ 4.0 industry.
On March 16th, an intense interactive debate took place, moderated by NVC-director Michael Nieuwesteeg, on fighting food waste via better packaging. Delegates learned that the world wastes about one-third of the food produced, however counts two billion obese people, whereas another 800 million live on the edge of starvation. How and where should packaging play a role?
Click here for the NVC presentation on fighting food waste via better packaging (907 kB).
If you are an NVC member, please contact Helen Crowe for the link to the presentations given by the various speakers.
Click here for the FAO video on food loss and food waste.
Click here for the video impression of the NVC Inspiration meeting on fighting food waste via better packaging.
Click here for the online NVC E-Course Food Packaging (online, no-travel, live tutors, full Q&A).
Click here for information about Packaged. The 6th Global Summit (Amsterdam, 19-20 June 2017). NVC members receive a 25% discount.

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