(polyestertime) -- A group of
European companies and researchers from five different countries have joined
together to develop a new material to tackle food waste.
ISA-Pack, the EUR 3.9 million (USD 5 million) project is funded by the European
Commission (EC) Seventh Framework Program (FP7). European companies and research
organizations will collaborate during a three-year period to develop fully
sustainable packaging for fresh foods to extend shelf life, improve quality, and
UK-based Biopac, a sustainable packaging design and
development company, is participating in ISA-Pack. John Bright, managing
director at Biopac through extension of shelf life, the ISA-Pack project seeks
to reduce retailer supply chain wastage of fresh food produce, which includes
meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, by about 75%.