With the world throwing out almost half of it's food after production, these innovations will hopefully work to reduce food wastage.

Whilst many stores are abolishing free plastic bags for shoppers, cling film is a difficult product to replace.  Commonly used to preserve food, there have been a number of alternatives on the market for a while.

Kids Konserve along with 4MyEarth‘s non-toxic, PVC free and phthalate free sandwich wraps (right) offer a greener option for the lunchbox, reportedly lasting several years, although the cloths still require water and energy for cleaning.

Belgian industrial films producer Fardis NV reportedly created the world’s first biodegradable cling film back in 2002.  ‘Farpac-Bio’  and other similar products are available from a number of online wholesalers but are yet to find their way into mass consumption on the supermarket shelf.

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