Trends and challenges of starch-based foams for use as food packaging and food container
BackgroundExpanded polystyrene (EPS), an inexpensive and widely available polymer, has been extensively employed in foam packaging. However, EPS-based foams cause environmental problems because they are non-biodegradable and little recycled. Therefore, developing foams from renewable sources for application in biodegradable packaging for food and express food delivery is essential to tackle pollution issues of synthetic plastics.
Publication date: 01/01/2022
Author: Delia Rita Tapia-Blácido, Guilherme José Aguilar, Mateus Teixeira de Andrade, Márcio F. Rodrigues-Júnior, Fernanda C. Guareschi-Martins
Trends in Food Science & Technology