Modified Atmosphere Packaging Brochure

INTRODUCTION

M.A.P. AND REDUCING FOOD WASTE Food waste is a huge issue with over 10 million tons of food wasted annually in the UK alone. Whilst the biggest impact on this volume would be to only produce the food that can be used and to redistribute excesses, there are ways that packaging can impact on reducing this number.

Packaging is an indispensable element for the food industry. The most important role for any packaging solution is to protect the product and preserve the food for longer. Packaging solutions like heat-sealable and modified atmosphere packaging can extend the freshness for days (depending on contents). This extension of shelf life works through reducing the content exposure to oxygen thus preserving without the need for artificial preservatives, WRAP research has shown that extending product life by just one day could save 250,000 tonnes of food waste in the UK annually.

In the UK we waste MILLION 10 TONNES over

1/3

of all food produced is lost or wasted from farm to fork according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (F.A.O.)

of food in a year

MILLION 24 SLICES

Colpac is an award-winning British designer and manufacturer of innovative food packaging solutions and our products are exported to over 60 countries worldwide. We have a focus on sustainability both as a business and as a supplier to the food industry and our extensive range of recyclable and compostable products are specifically designed for a range of facilities.

Colpac are committed to our design and manufacturing base in the UK. However, we continue to look globally for our inspiration, keeping you up to date with the latest trends and innovations, with the reassurance of the highest quality standards. With a wealth of experience in the industry Colpac manages the manufacturing process under ‘one roof’ from concept and design, through to printing and manufacture.

Food waste is responsible for 8% of global GHG emmisions - six times more than the aviation sector

of bread are thrown away by U.K households

OVER 350 RECYCLABLE PRODUCT LINES

OVER 200 COMPOSTABLE PRODUCT LINES

Every year a third of the world’s food is wasted. It adds up to around

EXTENDING SHELF- BY AS MUCH AS

85%

BILLION 1.3 TONNES

REDUCING FOOD WASTE

IN-HOUSE DEDICATED GRAPHICS & CONSTRUCTION TEAM

Whilst one in nine people remain malnourished, we use land that would equal the size of China to grow food that is lost or thrown away

SAMPLE MAKING

GRAPHIC DESIGN

CONSTRUCTION DESIGN

Sources: WRAP, Champions 12.3 report and The Food Rush

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