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Packaging and society

A. Emblem,     London College of Fashion, UK

Abstract:

This chapter aims to provide a brief introduction to packaging and an overview of the industry and its development. It places packaging in its context in society and explores some of the major changes that have contributed to the growth in packaging usage. It does not aim to provide a complete view, but to lead the reader to the detailed chapters in the rest of the text.

Key words

history

ancient packaging

Industrial Revolution

brand

ready meals

microwave ovens

supermarket

primary packaging

secondary packaging

tertiary packaging

packaging usage

glass

steel

aluminium

paper

Tetra Pak

jute

cork

wood

pallets

1.1 Introduction: packaging from a historical perspective ...

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