More and more people inhabit the Earth – and to adequately feed them is one ow the major challenges for the future. Significant amounts of food perish during storage or in distribution to the consumer, also because they are not packaged sufficiently. For this reason, “Der Grüne Punkt” – active for over 25 years in collecting and recycling packaging from households in Germany – supports the Save Food-initiative created by the Düsseldorf Trade Fair. “Der Grüne Punkt” promotes waste reduction and recycling, and offers concrete advice to companies for creating more sustainable packaging through its “Design4Recycling” services. Packaging uses valuable resources and burdens the environment if not adequately recyceled or recovered. But packaging is also essential to protect food from going to waste – and thus plays an important role in suppling consumers with healthy food. Der Grüne Punkt takes charge of the reliable and sustainable recycling of packaging, and closes the material loop.