Reducing food waste & spoilage
Steel packaging contributes to reducing food waste and spoilage.
Steel food cans capture food in productive years and balance production with consumer demand.
Misshapen or “ugly” food can be canned and processed as normal, minimising product loss at processing and retail.
There is no spoilage and loss due to contamination by other products.
Portion-sized packaging means consumers choose the size they need and throw less food away.
In the EU, an estimated 20% of the total food produced is lost or wasted, while 55 million people cannot afford a quality meal every second day.
Households generate more than half of the total food waste in the EU (47 million tonnes) with 53% of food waste arising in households.
170 million tonnes of CO2 are emitted by producing food that is wasted.
Source: FUSIONS 2016