Strong together: the SAVE FOOD Initiative is a coalition of the FAO, the UNEP, Messe Düsseldorf and numerous representatives from the global business world and influential organisations. © Messe Düsse

Strong together: the SAVE FOOD Initiative is a coalition of the FAO, the UNEP, Messe Düsseldorf and numerous representatives from the global business world and influential organisations. © Messe Düsseldorf

SAVE FOOD Packaging Award at interpack 2017 - WorldStar Award to receive new category

SAVE FOOD promotes innovative and sustainable ideas to prevent food loss and waste along the entire value chain. © Messe Düsseldorf

SAVE FOOD promotes innovative and sustainable ideas to prevent food loss and waste along the entire value chain. © Messe Düsseldorf

Cooperation between WPO and Messe Düsseldorf

It is one of the most coveted industry awards in the field of packaging: the WorldStar Award of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO). In 2017 the award presented annually will be extended to include another category. The new “SAVE FOOD Packaging Award” is designed to recognise packaging solutions that can help to reduce food loss and waste. Those eligible are sustainable concepts with the lowest use of resources possible.
Delighting at the award presentation as part of interpack 2017 Bernd Jablonowski, Global Portfolio Director Packaging & Processing at Messe Düsseldorf, says: “We are providing the WorldStar Awards with a platform that lives up to the reputation of the renowned award. After all, there is no other event worldwide with such a high concentration of innovations and international flair as interpack”. For the Vice President Sustainability & Food Safety at the WPO, Dr. Johannes Bergmair, this award is a logical extension to the award categories: “After all, good packaging can make a major contribution to less food going to waste,” he says commenting on the new award.
„The development of the SAVE FOOD Initiative has convinced us that we are on the right track in our quest to curb food losses and food waste in sensible ways." © Messe Düsseldorf

The development of the SAVE FOOD Initiative has convinced us that we are on the right track in our quest to curb food losses and food waste in sensible ways. We must continue on this path without hesitation.“ Werner M. Dornscheidt, President and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf. © Messe Düsseldorf

As part of the cooperation between Messe Düsseldorf and the WPO in the run-up to interpack 2017 association representatives from over 15 nations will be presenting country awards in various categories and those of retail and transport packaging. The country winners will then compete with each other at interpack 2017 from 4 to 10 May.
SThe Senegalese musician, politician and Grammy-winner Youssou N‘Dour participated in the SAVE FOOD Congress as an ambassador of the FAO. © Messe Düsseldorf

The Senegalese musician, politician and Grammy-winner Youssou N‘Dour participated in the SAVE FOOD Congress as an ambassador of the FAO. © Messe Düsseldorf

SAVE FOOD Kongress und Innovationparc Packaging

Wie bereits bei der letzten interpack 2014 wird das Thema SAVE FOOD auch 2017 erneut im Innovationparc Packaging aufgegriffen. Bei der Sonderschau mit dem Fokus auf zukunftsorientierte Themen treffen sich Besucher und Aussteller zum kreativen Austausch, um gemeinsam visionäre Ideen zu entwickeln.

Analog wird zudem auch in 2017 der internationale "Save Food" Kongress unter Beteiligung der Welternährungsorganisation der Vereinten Nationen (FAO) und dem Umweltprogramm der Vereinten Nationen (UNEP) wieder am ersten Messetag veranstaltet werden.

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