Wageningen University & Research has really helped three companies on their way to more sustainable food packaging. The three companies are the winners of Unpack Your Challenge; they each received a scientifically substantiated roadmap with guidelines for a successful sustainable packaging strategy.
In November 2021, with Unpack your Challenge, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research called on European companies to share the challenges they come across when making packaging more sustainable.
Three companies were selected from the many entries. Then, a Wageningen team of materials experts, recycling experts, and experts in chains and logistics worked with directors and packaging technologists from these companies to jointly define a roadmap. This roadmap will help these companies to make the best choice for their packaging issue by using scientific insights.
The three companies now have a roadmap that they can use to design, adapt, and roll out their packaging strategy themselves. Each roadmap is accompanied by a thorough analysis of the current situation, the company's packaging goals, and the prerequisites that the more sustainable packaging must meet.