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Barrier packaging prevents food waste Did you know?

High-barrier properties for shelf life extension Every year, the world throws out about 1.3 billion tons of food that produce around 4.4 GtCO2 emissions *1 . Expiry of product life is considered one of the biggest contributors to household and supply chain food waste and it is believed that even a one-day extension to product life could save 0.25mt of food waste *2 . Krehalon has successfully developed high barrier Secondary Seal (SSLâ„¢) materials that have proven to deliver shelf life extension of up to 150 days for some fresh meat applications. These materials offer the benefit of minimising purge and delaying microbial spoilage to prolong shelf life and allow broader geographical distribution of the packed product with minimal food wastage.

Carbon footprint of fresh beef joint (unpacked)

Carbon footprint of barrier packaging

Shelf life: 5 days CO 2 emissions: 24.4kg*

CO 2 emissions: 0.057kg*

Shelf life: 70 days

Product weight: 1kg Dependent on storage conditions

Product weight: 1kg Dependent on storage conditions

*On average, 6.7g of ML40 material would be needed to wrap 1kg beef cut. CO 2 calculation takes into considerations packaging production, distribution to consumer and disposal.

*Assuming meat spoilage. This includes breeding, slaughter, production and distribution to consumer.

*1 Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, 2011 *2 Waste & Resources Action Programme, 2011

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