Perspectives on sustainable food packaging:– is bio-based plastics a solution?

  title={Perspectives on sustainable food packaging:– is bio-based plastics a solution?},
  author={Ana C. Mendes and Gitte Alsing Pedersen},
  journal={Trends in Food Science \& Technology},

Need for Sustainable Packaging: An Overview

Packaging materials are a significant part of our lives due to their daily usage at grocery stores, supermarkets, restaurants, pharmaceuticals, etc. Packaging plays an important role in ensuring that

Food Packaging Materials with Special Reference to Biopolymers-Properties and Applications

Food is an important material for survival. The increasing world population, urbanization, and globalization are responsible for more food. This has increased challenges in food storage and safety.

Recent Advancements in Smart Biogenic Packaging: Reshaping the Future of the Food Packaging Industry

Due to their complete non-biodegradability, current food packages have resulted in major environmental issues. Today’s smart consumer is looking for alternatives that are environmentally friendly,

A Conceptual Framework of the Sustainability Challenges Experienced during the Life Cycle of Biobased Packaging Products

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Recent Advancements in Plastic Packaging Recycling: A Mini-Review

A panorama of the most promising studies related to the recycling ofpolyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and polystyrene (PS) is given within this review.

Parameters Proposed for Sustainability Assessment of Biocomposite Based Rigid Packaging

Abstract The sustainability of rigid packaging can be increased by using biocomposites in packaging. Existing frameworks have some limitations such as are made to assess a few aspects, conventional

Consumer attitudes and concerns with bioplastics use: An international study

The world production of plastic exceeded 360 million tonnes in 2020 alone, a considerable amount of which is not properly disposed of. The significant pressures and damages posed by conventional

Nanoclay Effect into the Biodegradation and Processability of Poly(lactic acid) Nanocomposites for Food Packaging

One of the most promising expectations in the design of new materials for food packaging is focused on the development of biodegradable systems with improved barrier character. In this sense PLA

Investigating Antimicrobial Characteristics/Advantages of Australian Wood Species for Use in Food Packaging—A Feasibility Study

The antimicrobial characteristics of Australian commercial timber species were studied using a direct screening method and two different microorganisms. The effectiveness of timber samples was



Role of Packaging in LCA of Food Products

This article presents the results from life cycle assessment case studies of packed food products made in the Futupack2010EKO Project, where environmental impacts of different food packaging options

Assessing the Environmental Sustainability of Food Packaging: An Extended Life Cycle Assessment including Packaging-Related Food Losses and Waste and Circularity Assessment

Food packaging helps to protect food from being lost or wasted, nevertheless it is perceived as an environmental problem. The present study gives an overview of methods to assess the environmental

Bio-Based Smart Materials for Food Packaging and Sensors – A Review

Food industry must guarantee food safety and seek sustainable solutions for increasing shelf life and decreasing food waste. Bio-based smart packaging is a potential option, where sustainability and

Consumer Perceptions of Food Packaging: Contributing to or Counteracting Environmentally Sustainable Development?

Packaging has a fundamental role in ensuring safe delivery of goods throughout supply chains to the end consumer in good condition. It also has great potential to contribute to sustainable

Sustainable (food) packaging – an overview

  • David A. M. Russell
  • Economics
    Food additives & contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment
  • 2014
Buzz words, whether bio-, nano-, degradable, or whatever comes next, must be critically examined per unit of service delivered to determine if, over the whole life cycle of the products to which they are applied, energy and resource use are minimised, pollution is reduced, ecological benefits are created, and social and economic well-being are increased.

The environmental impact of packaging in food supply chains—does life cycle assessment of food provide the full picture?

Opportunities to increase the validity of packaging-related conclusions in food LCAs are identified and specific recommendations for packaging- related food LCA methodology are provided.

Biodegradable Smart Biopolymers for Food Packaging: Sustainable Approach Toward Green Environment

The advantage of biodegradable plastics over conventional synthetic plastics in respect to complete and safe disposal makes a way for its use in broad range of usage including agriculture,

Advances in bio-nanocomposite materials for food packaging: a review

There has been a recent renewed concern in research studies, both in the industry and academe, for development of new generation biopolymer-based food packaging materials, with possible applications in many areas.