Sustainable Fresh Meat Packaging: Achieving 70% Foil Reduction with Flow Packs
Packaging fresh meat in flow packs, as opposed to trays, is an effective strategy that aligns perfectly with the sustainability objectives of the Dutch meat industry. With a goal of achieving a 30% reduction in energy consumption by 2030 compared to 2010, packaging plays a crucial role in the supply chain. By adopting Flowpack packaging for meat, a substantial contribution is made towards this objective.
One notable advantage of flow packs is the remarkable foil reduction of 70% achieved by replacing relatively thick shells with a thin mono-material film. This reduction significantly enhances sustainability efforts. Furthermore, this approach reduces the volume of both packaging materials and the packaged end products, resulting in fewer transportation movements and associated resource savings.
In addition to its environmental benefits, Flowpack packaging offers several advantages concerning food waste reduction. It provides essential protection to the meat, ensuring optimal shelf life and freshness. By maintaining product quality, flow packs minimize the likelihood of food waste, supporting the industry’s commitment to sustainable practices.
By embracing flow packs for fresh meat packaging, the Dutch meat industry takes a significant step towards achieving its sustainability targets. This innovative approach not only reduces foil usage, but also enhances transportation efficiency and helps combat food waste while maintaining product quality and freshness.