Biodegradable active packaging

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One of the today’s biggest problem is the nascent waste and littering worldwide. That’s why the reduction of food waste and plastic accumulation, and the change of traditional food packaging materials to sustainable food packaging are the key challenges of the sustainable food consumption nowadays. The aim is to minimize the environmental footprint of the packaged food, with the use of the modern technology, modern packaging materials and packaging tools. The solution can be to use bioplastic, biodegradable, biodegradable plastic or compostable materials for food packaging, which materials can guarantee the minimal impact of plastics on the environment. The combination of biodegradable properties with smart technologies applied in packaging methods and materials. E.g. biodegradable indicator to indicate the freshness of fruit and vegetable, packaged in biodegradable materials, with RFID.

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