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Edible packaging to fight the 'war on plastic'

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Publication date: 11/11/2019
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Researchers, packaging manufacturers and innovative pioneers are constantly seeking innovative ways to fight the ‘war on plastic.’ One disruptive way to achieve zero waste could be edible packaging innovations – made from milk protein, seaweed, food-waste and other plant carbohydrates and proteins.

There are a range of 100% biodegradable and edible packaging solutions on the market, which are being trialled and introduced in the food and drink industry. However, could edible packaging have the potential to replace current plastic packaging within the food and drink sector at commercial scale?

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