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FPA Issues Graphic on Fighting Food Waste

ANNAPOLIS, MD | The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) announces a new infographic that highlights how flexible packaging is helping to keep food fresher and prevent food waste. 

According to the US Department of Agriculture, approximately 40% of food is not consumed. The annual amount of food waste is 36 million tons, which is worth $162 billion.

The typical American family throws away 40% of fresh meat, fish, and poultry purchased; 51% of dairy and fruit purchased; and 44% of fresh vegetables purchased.

The FPA says when packaged in flexible packaging, the shelf life of green beans extends from 7 days to 19 days. Some other examples of shelf life extension for food, when packaged in flexible packaging, include grapes, from seven days to 70 days; broccoli from 6 days to 20 days; steak from 3 days to 20 days; and cheese from 190 days to 280.

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