New Pasta Boxes Are Made From Food Waste

August 11, 2016 | 3:06 pm | Written by

Before Brexit, there was a study done on food waste in the European Union, which showed that the EU wastes around 89 million tonnes of food each year – the equivalent about 98 million U.S. tons. Additionally, the UK was at the top of the food waste list, wasting over 15 millions tons. A British supermarket chain, Waitrose, is taking steps inGroceryStore_Small the right direction to lower these numbers.

Waitrose has recently released two new pastas in their health food line called LoveLife. The pastas are gluten free, high in protein, and count as a serving of vegetables. Not only is the pasta itself a great choice, but so is its packaging. The pasta box is made from 15% food waste, which is generated when making the pasta. Instead of throwing out the surplus ingredients, they’re used to make the packaging, which eliminates the need for a plastic packet that pasta is normally in inside the box. The box is 100% recyclable and lowers greenhouse emissions for the product by 20%.

Waitrose is reducing food waste one pasta box at a time!

Learn more about food waste and then take action!

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