The United States is the global leader in food waste. Americans throw away nearly 40 million tons of food every year at an average of 219 pounds per person. That equates to an estimated $1,600 per family in discarded fresh produce alone. According to the number of households counted in the 2016 U.S. Census, total food waste is costing Americans over $193 billion a year.
By more fresh produce companies implementing sustainably sound packaging initiatives, positive economic and environmental impact can be seen in four key ways.
The Fox Fresh Mesh bag is an industry-influencer. We're sharing five reasons to love this bag when you need helpful packaging solutions the most.
Companies of all sizes and industries have had to adapt their business practices as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, 90% of U.S. companies have noted that their ability to meet customer demand has been directly impacted, influencing their increased interest in technological solutions1.
Bioplastics have become a significant aspect of sustainable packaging discussions. Some short-sighted sustainability mandates have even stipulated use of bioplastics. However, while they may offer limited benefits in some areas of environmental concern, there are very real downsides that are not given equal voice in the conversation. We're taking a closer look at bio-based language and breaking down some facts around each topic.