UK retailer Marks & Spencer backs benefits of plastic food packaging

By Anthony Clark
PLASTICS & RUBBER WEEKLY

Published: March 14, 2013 2:36 pm ET
Updated: March 14, 2013 2:43 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Sustainability, Packaging

LONDON — Marks & Spencer is promoting the role plastic packaging plays in helping reduce food waste. The retail giant is supporting the 'Fresher For Longer' campaign, which is also backed by Wrap, the Packaging Federation and Incpen.

According to research into attitudes to waste and food packaging, consumers often take food out of its packaging once home, believing it can cause food to spoil.

"The research shows the clear disconnect between perceptions about food and drink packaging and the reality – as little as 13 percent of people realise that packaging can help products keep for longer," said Dick Searle, chief executive of the Packaging Federation.

"The amount of food wasted each year is scandalous and the industry has a responsibility to educate consumers and help effect change."

Searle will be speaking at next week's Pro2Pac event in London.


Comments

UK retailer Marks & Spencer backs benefits of plastic food packaging

By Anthony Clark
PLASTICS & RUBBER WEEKLY

Published: March 14, 2013 2:36 pm ET
Updated: March 14, 2013 2:43 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

British consumers still want their squeeze bottles when it comes to ketchup

April 16, 2014 10:02 am ET

Research commissioned by the British Plastics Federation's packaging group shows that when it comes to the nation's favorite tomato ketchup, 77...    More

With European Parliament vote looming, official urges bag restriction

April 16, 2014 9:56 am ET

Janez Potocnik, Europe's commissioner for the environment, told the European Parliament April 15 that plastic shopping bags are a “highly...    More

Image

Austria's Greiner building a foothold in the US rigid packaging market

April 15, 2014 1:22 pm ET

Greiner Packaging International GmbH, one of Europe's largest makers of rigid plastic packaging, now wants to make its mark in the United States.    More

Image

SodaStream turns to PET for its new pre-measured flavor 'Caps'

April 15, 2014 1:40 pm ET

SodaStream International Ltd., maker of home beverage carbonation systems, is using plastic to bring more flexibility to its consumers.    More

Plastics recycling rates in Michigan will go up, if new initiative works

April 14, 2014 4:15 pm ET

Clean Tech, a unit of Plastipak Packaging Inc., expects to recycle about 6 billion plastic bottles this year and has an eye on 10 billion plastic bott...    More

Market Reports

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report provides analysis and discussions of economic and political conditions, market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies. In addition, there are reviews of 25 leading thermoformers in the packaging segment, assessing their growth initiatives and performance metrics over 10 years.

Learn more

Automotive Market Review and Outlook 2014 The Americas

This 75-page report features in-depth analysis of the automotive industry for the Americas. It includes discussions of market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting production and threats as well as design strategies being implemented by the major automakers. Detailed charts and data tables outline North American automotive production over the last five years.

Learn more

Plastics Building & Construction Market Review and Outlook 2014 with MS Excel chart data

This report provides in-depth analysis of the plastic building and construction market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats and the latest developments in construction trends that impact plastics processors.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014Plastics in Medical Devices 2014

May 12, 2014 - May 12, 2014Plastics News Brazil Pharma Summit

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

February 3, 2015 - February 7, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events