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Bio-sourced polymers as alternatives to conventional food packaging materials: A review

BackgroundThe role of plastic packaging in protecting food is quite appreciable, but the problems like non-biodegradable nature, recycling issues, and leaching of harmful chemicals to food and soil create serious concerns for human health and the environment. The global packaging protocols and awareness about plastic packaging also necessitate to develop new packaging material focusing on the environment, food quality and safety. Thus, urgent attention is required for alternatives of non-biodegradable food packaging materials from bio-sourced polymers.

Publication date: 01/09/2021

Author: Saurabh Sid, Rahul S Mor, Anand Kishore, Vijay Singh Sharanagat

Trends in Food Science & Technology


This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 837761.