Even if you haven’t heard of perchlorate, chances are that you probably have eaten it. Perchlorate is a chemical used in plastic packaging and food handling equipment for dry food like cereal, flour, and spices to reduce the buildup of static charges.
By Ron Cotterman, Vice President, Sustainability, Sealed Air
These days, many of us have heard the statistics about the need to feed a growing global population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, the 800 million malnourished people in the world, and the substantial amount of food, more than a third, that is wasted in both developed and developing countries. But other than headlines and news stories, what is the connection with the U.S. food consumer?
In interview, Richmond previews Focal Point 2015 presentation
Co-founder of Packaging and Technology Integrated Solutions (PTIS), Michael Richmond is a strategic business and technical leader with 30 years of experience with consumer packaged goods companies including Kellogg's and Kraft, and both research and teaching at Michigan State University in the School of Packaging. Richmond is a featured presenter at Focal Point 2015: Paper-Based Food Packaging and Serviceware.
Finalists announced for the world’s first food system focused biomimicry innovation accelerator
September 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Earlier this year, hundreds of people from around the world took on a challenge to fix our global food system by looking to nature for design solutions. Now, eight finalist teams have been invited to prototype their solutions in an accelerator program that will award $100,000 to the top contender in an effort to increase speed to market for biomimetic solutions to global problems.
Charlotte, NC, February 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) participated in today’s Economist Feeding the World event in Amsterdam addressing how packaging innovation can help improve food access, food security, and reduce food waste.
The right packaging can make a big difference in sustainability gains by extending shelf life of perishable food. Sealed Air works to innovate in fresh food packaging, and Daniel Daggett, director of product stewardship and sustainability for the company, will discuss aspects of food safety and packaging at Focal Point 2014: Packaging at the Leading Edge.
You can hear from Dan and 10 more expert speakers on the latest challenges and solutions in food and beverage packaging and converting.