Saving food

There is a global need to manage food waste.

Steel packaging’s unique preservation qualities play an important part in preventing food waste at all stages in the supply chain

  • Time spent between harvesting, transport & canning is generally less than 3 hours, minimising product loss at processing
  • Misshapen or “ugly” food can be canned and processed as normal, minimising product loss at retail
  • Steel’s strength and 100% barrier against light, water and air protects food, minimising product loss during all transport and storage
  • Portion sized packaging allows consumers to buy the precise quantity needed, minimising product loss at consumption

No other packaging material equals steel’s strength, total barrier properties or shelf life.

As a result, food packed in steel stays fresh for longer, retains its flavour and is less likely to be damaged, spoiled, or unnecessarily wasted.

Yes you CAN

Watch our lighthearted information films about how steel food cans can help brands, retailers and consumers save food and reduce waste.





59 million tonnes of food are wasted annually in the EU

Global food waste accounts for 8-10% of greenhouse gas emissions

More than 25% of all food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted


Source: Eurostat 2022

UNEP Food waste index 2021

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)