Consumer Relationship Between Packaging and Food Waste

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Start date: February 2022

Location: Michigan State University

The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) has partnered with AMERIPEN (the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment) and Michigan State University on a sustainability-driven research project titled “Consumer Relationship Between Packaging and Food Waste.” 

The objective of this research will be to collect data and gain an understanding of the relationship between packaging and household food waste. It will explore how consumers use packaging in the home before and after food waste measurement. It will analyze the research findings and identify where more information is needed to recommend potential solutions to leverage the value of packaging to decrease household consumer food waste.

For the press release on the project, including quotes from AMERIPEN and MSU, click here.