Renewable Matter # 4 / June

The Bioeconomy Gets to the Fridge: Packaging is 100% Biobased

by Mario Bonaccorso

Food packaging becomes green too – with benefits for consumers, the environment and businesses. Northern European countries are leading the way, but big American companies like Coca-Cola and Heinz are also playing their part.

 

Beer in wooden bottles, milk in cartons produced with residues of sugar cane, drinks in PET cans made from organic resources. The future of packaging – and in some cases the present – is 100% biobased.

This revolution led by the food industry is based on reducing the environmental footprint, developing ecofriendly products and increasing...

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