‘Precycling’ Concept Aims To Eliminate Food Packaging Waste

‘Precycling’ Concept Aims To Eliminate Food Packaging Waste
Food & Beverage

MIWA is working to help food and grocery businesses take a step toward more responsible practices

Azalea Pena
  • 25 october 2017

Food packaging has been a persistent environmental problem, and so has food waste. To combat two food issues at once, Czech packager Arancia Europa created MIWA to help stores sell goods without packages, or at least encourage customers to recycle their containers.

MIWA, short for minimum waste, is a system that focuses on “precycling” first and recycling next. To minimize food packaging waste, food has to be packaged in the most sustainable way possible. Through this system, food producers don’t use plastic or cardboard for food packaging. Instead, they will deliver products to stores already packaged in reusable containers.

Now when the goods arrive, stores just need to transfer the goods into MIWA modular stands and containers where customers can freely choose the amount of product they want. MIWA also offers intuitive display screens that display product information. Once a customer has decided what they want, the goods will be transferred to the customer’s own container or, if they didn’t bring one, one of MIWA’s reusable containers. The MIWA system also features an app that lets customers place an order and pick it up at the store.

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Lead Image: MIWA via Facebook

Food packaging has been a persistent environmental problem, and so has food waste. To combat two food issues at once, Czech packager Arancia Europa created MIWA to help stores sell goods without packages, or at least encourage customers to recycle their containers.

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