food waste

Is Food Wrapping a Bad Idea?…….Transition Streets 3.7

Some plastic wrapping and packaging may be necessary for processed and bulk foods, and there are studies that show that the plastic waste from fresh food packaging is less climate damaging than the negative effect the 20%, or more, of that food being wasted through damage or spoiling in shipping, storage, and supermarket display.

Two sides to the story? – a couple of articles here from GreenBiz and The Conversation

And an ABC article on food waste that also discusses plastic wrapping and longer shelf life.

Tom Danby, Moonee Valley Sustainability, 2020