Disposable packaging has provided convenience for its users but can also present various problems, such as environmental, social, and economic problems. Replacing single-use packaging with reusable packaging is seen as a promising solution. However, implementing reusable packaging on a massive scale requires implementing agreed standards to ensure its use can be accepted without problems.
One use of single-use packaging that needs to be replaced with reusable packaging is in food packaging, including ready-to-eat processed food. The standard that must be considered in food packaging is food safety. To establish standards for reusable packaging for ready-to-eat processed foods, the Indonesian Plastic Bag Diet Movement (GIDKP), with support from GIZ within the framework of the CAP-SEA program, has coordinated with the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) of the Republic of Indonesia to make a Preliminary Study of Reusable Packaging Risks. Repeat on Ready-to-Eat Processed Food. Resource persons from the SEAFAST Center supported the creation of this document, Bogor Agricultural Institute and PR3 (Partnership to Reuse, Refill, Replace Single-Use Plastics).
This document is the initial part of a series of studies and preparations to comply with food safety rules by using reusable packaging acceptable to the world food safety system.