Food packaging has been identified as the biggest source of waste worldwide – thus having a huge negative impact on the environment – and a threat to human health, due to the chemicals migrating into food and drinks from Food Contact Materials (FCMs).
SAFE’s overall objective is to improve the awareness of citizens and the packaging standards as a necessary condition to ensure a safer environment and reduce health risks. Our action will aim to ameliorate the legislation by advocating for a better framework for food packaging where food contact materials potentially dangerous for health and environment are banned and more ambitious targets for recyclable packaging are applied.
SAFE has also designed a pilot project regarding food-packaging waste in urban areas targeting European cities. With the goal of increasing citizens’ awareness and promoting the use of reusable food packaging, we have launched the campaign ‘Un emballage, Plusieurs Usages‘ (FR) / ‘Curb Pastic, Curb Waste‘ (EN) / ‘Bedwing Plastic, Bedwing Afval‘ (NL) in Brussels. SAFE has gathered consumers and shopkeepers together in a dynamic network where signle-use packaging is reduced.