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Eco-design of food and beverage packaging

J.H. Han,     PepsiCo, Inc., USA

D.S. Lee,     Kyungnam University, South Korea

S.C. Min,     Seoul Women's University, South Korea

M.S. Chung,     Ewha Womans University, South Korea

Abstract:

As well as satisfying the major packaging functions (protection, containment, convenience and communication), food and beverage packaging is now also being pushed towards being environmentally friendly by the supply chain, consumers and society. A search for sustainable packaging should not, however, just be confined to the environmental impact of the package itself but also needs to be harmonized with its protective function, and therefore an holistic approach needs to be taken. Effectiveness, efficiency, ...

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