The sealed paper packaging from Bosch Packaging Technology GmbH unites three benefits for dry food (such as sugar, cereal and flour). It has a dust-proof seal and is totally reusable. The packaged food therefore keeps for long periods of time. The reason why this packaging was considered to be so sustainable was partly its recyclability, but partly also its benefits in combating food waste. After all, the right kind of packaging helps to protect the content and can prevent unnecessary loss. This is also the aim of Messe Düsseldorf in its SAVE FOOD initiative, a joint venture with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that is supported by a wide range of players in industry, society and politics.
The packaging solution involves the use of BillerudKorsnäs mono material paper Axello® and the ZAP module from Bosch Packaging Technology. It runs on vertical tubular bag machines and mandrel machines, and it was awarded first prize in the Technology category of the 2017 Sustainability Award.