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Packaging 22 January 2019 Press Release

Sustainable packaging: smart choices and shelf life testing seminar


Use of single use plastics in the food and drink industry is under scrutiny because of its impact on the environment. As a result, food manufacturers and retailers have made commitments to move to sustainable packaging where possible. Different packaging solutions have been proposed including reducing the amount of plastic used, recycling or reusing plastics, using alternative materials or a combination of the three. However, it is critically important that food safety and quality are not compromised. With this in mind, shelf life is a key consideration when a new product is developed, or packaging modified.


Event director, Lynneric Potter, said: “The aim of this seminar is to help industry make informed choices on the types of materials and design of packaging to reduce plastic use and increase recyclability. It will also focus on the challenges of shelf life and shelf life assessment when using sustainable packaging.”


Helen White, WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme), will chair the event and there will be speakers from academia, industry, retailers, industry schemes and membership bodies.


This seminar is relevant to most of the food and drink industry, including retailers, SMEs, start-ups, those working in NPD, packaging manufacturers and technologists, food marketing experts, commercial and technical managers in food industry and anyone who is involved in shelf life testing.


Our training team will be happy to help with any enquiry on +44(0)1386 842104 or at training@campdenbri.co.uk.