|Materials for Food and Beverage Packaging Applications VII
The use of sustainable packaging for food and beverages is increasingly important, since both regulations and consumers become stricter on ecological matters and the need to reduce food waste and the environmental impact of packaging solutions are of big concerns. In this newsletter, the future of biomaterials for sustainable food packaging is analyzed with special focuses on bioplastics and molded pulp solutions. Moreover, the role that active, intelligent and flexible packaging technologies can play to reduce food waste is investigated. In addition, this newsletter presents recent developments in materials for food and beverage packaging according to the following types of packaging: Sustainable, Advanced, and Flexible packaging.