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Sustainable Packaging Options for Ground Beef (Webinar Wednesday)

Date: November 12, 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 12 pm – 1 pm, CT
Register: AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday

In a June 2019 blog post by Ben Weinheimer for Beef Magazine, he states that as the beef industry has evolved, so have consumers, with an expectation of complete supply chain transparency and a focus on environmental considerations. In this webinar, learn about the research completed by AURI and Dr. Claire Sand of Packaging Technology and Research to identify and validate more sustainable packaging concepts for ground beef that improve consumer confidence by providing tangible and visible demonstrations of the beef industry’s commitment to reducing its environmental footprint.

Research outcomes specifically indicate opportunities to:

  • Improve consumer sustainability perception of the current overwrapped Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) tray package
  • Improve consumer sustainability perception of the current chub package
  • Assess and implement alternative packaging formats that better communicate sustainability to consumers

Please join us for the next installment of AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday on November 12th (Thursday) to learn more.

To read the “More Sustainable Packaging Solutions to Improve Consumer Confidence in Ground Beef” report here.

AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday

AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday is a monthly webinar series hosted by the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute. Each webinar explores different aspects of the food and ag sectors in Minnesota—from resources for food entrepreneurs to innovations in coproducts and biobased energy.

Webinars take place on the second Wednesday of the month from 12 pm – 1 pm. Registration is free and open to the public. To learn more about upcoming webinars and watch past recordings, visit us at