Flinders University materials researchers and pioneering German biomaterials developer one • five are using seaweed extracts to develop next-generation biopolymer coating materials that could solve packaging waste dilemmas for the fast-food industry.
Chemicals employed to “greaseproof” a multitude of items from food packaging to carpets have accumulated in the environment for numerous years and pollute ecosystems worldwide, and a new study is seeking a better understanding and awareness of the dangers posed by these chemicals.
Holmen Iggesund launches paperboard coated with Bio E, a barrier coating solution made from 75 percent renewable raw materials and approved for industrial composting.
COVID-19 has changed so much in our lives, including how we litter. The proportion of single-use food packaging litter found on Canadian shorelines nearly doubled last year, according to Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup’s annual “Dirty Dozen” report.
More than 220 researchers across Europe have established a forum to debate and develop eco-friendly food packaging for the future.
Grass fibres can replace plastic as a 100% biodegradable and disposable material for packaging for take-away food.
A polymer-eating enzyme integrated into plastic could help solve significant pollution problems by fully composting PLAs.
A student-led packaging design for an energy ball company using leftover peanut husks has won a global award for sustainable innovative packaging.
An international group of scientists from India and Russia has created edible food films for packaging fruits, vegetables, poultry, meat, and seafood. Films consist of natural ingredients, they are safe for health and the environment. In addition, films are water-soluble and dissolve by almost 90% in 24 hours. Description of the research and results of experiments are published in the Journal of Food Engineering.
Corona today launches a new, circular form of packaging for six-packs as part of its long-standing dedication to protecting the environment – harnessing surplus barley straw to create a truly sustainable paper packaging solution.