Packaging makes the difference

A study by the Fraunhofer Institute shows that reusable plastic transport packaging protects food better during transport than disposable packaging.

Save food stop waste

Food waste is a major problem. Millions of tons of food end up unused in the trash, while at the same time many people in the world suffer from hunger. In Germany alone, the estimated quantities range from 300,000 tons to 20 million tons annually. Even if the estimated figures vary significantly, one thing is undisputed: Food waste urgently needs to be reduced. It has a negative impact on the environment, society and the economy.

Less transport damage with reusable transport packaging than with cardboard boxes

Large quantities of food are already damaged during transport. A study conducted by the Fraunhofer Institute on behalf of the Stiftung Initiative Mehrweg (Reusable Food Initiative Foundation) examined how packaging influences the transport of fruit and vegetables. The study showed that the transport packaging has a significant influence on the damage rate. Reusable packaging records a significantly lower rate of packaging damage compared to single-use packaging. The study concludes that packaging breakage is 35 times higher for cartons than for reusable plastic transport packaging. The most important facts of the study have been clearly summarized by the Initiative Mehrweg in an animation.

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