EAFA joins United Nations backed Save Food initiative

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Monday, February 13, 2012

The European Aluminium Foil Association, (EAFA), has become a full member of the Save Food initiative which was launched officially in 2011 at the world's largest packaging fair, interpack, in Düsseldorf.

The Save Food initiative is a joint campaign instituted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and Messe Düsseldorf to provide a platform for activities and the promotion of initiatives to reduce food waste.

A key element in this programme is the development and adoption of appropriate packaging solutions. This aligns completely with the work of EAFA to offer innovative and sustainable packaging formats for the protection, distribution and preservation of all kinds of food products.

The initiative was launched in May 2011, with a major conference and exhibition feature during interpack, and was regarded as a highly successful ‘first step' in promoting messages about the urgent need to reduce food waste. By joining Save Food as a full member EAFA is now completely involved with the next steps to develop the campaign and offer the association's expertise and influence to make a real impact on food waste reduction in all parts of the world.

The European Aluminium Foil Association is the international body representing companies engaged in the rolling and rewinding of alufoil and in the manufacture of alufoil containers and of all kind of flexible packaging. Its more than 100 members include companies in Western, Central and Eastern Europe.
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