Advancing bio-based materials for sustainable solutions to food packaging

Blaise L. Tardy, Joseph J. Richardson, Luiz G. Greca, Junling Guo, Julien Bras, Orlando J. Rojas

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Abstract

The unprecedented accumulation of plastic waste forms a serious threat to the biosphere, and current recycling efforts are not living up to their promise. Replacements for synthetic plastics are therefore critically needed, which has led to a rapid growth in research surrounding the development of sustainable materials, such as bioproducts. Still, commercialization has been limited, as knowledge gaps separating publicly funded research from industrial implementation need to be overcome. The food-packaging sector is currently undergoing drastic transformations in phasing out plastics and can therefore provide a blueprint for catalysing the adoption of bioproducts that could be applicable to other sectors.

Original languageBritish English
JournalNature Sustainability
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

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