Packaging reduces food waste, but at the same time the growing amount of packaging material creates a waste problem. Susan Hansen of Rabobank outlines the pros and cons: “If you want to reduce food wastage, you have to pack more. A lot of plastic waste floats in our oceans and seas. Waste that we all throw away. It are not only the animals that eat this plastic that suffer. In countries like Bangladesh, for example, floods are caused by plastic blockages. According to Susan Hansen, there is a striking paradox: on one hand, people are more negative about plastic packaging, while at the same time its use is growing. As a global F&A supply chain strategist at Rabobank, she knows everything about international packaging trends and logistics developments.
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