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Emerging Food Packaging Technologies by D Lee, K Yam

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Life cycle assessment (LCA) of food and beverage packaging

K. Verghese, S. Lockrey, S. Clune and D. Sivaraman,     RMIT University, Australia

Abstract:

While historically life cycle assessments (LCAs) of food and beverage packaging have focused upon comparative assessment of different packaging material formats and configurations, there is an increasing awareness that the LCA impact of the 'content' i.e., the food or beverage, has a greater impact on the overall product packaging system than the packaging materials. The growing interest among multinational brandowner companies and retailers to implement sustainable packaging strategies and systems is also driving a refinement in evaluation tools, metrics and indicators. This new direction ...

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