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Finding the sustainable packaging sweet spot standard

The third in a series written for NZ Food Technology. By Natalie Martin, 3R Group Materials Innovation Manager Sustainable packaging has become something of a hot topic recently, but as designers will know it’s more than just about ensuring packaging can be recycled, composted or reused. Packaging often serves a vital function as the first, and sometimes only, line of defense against food becoming contaminated or spoiled. This means it’s not only about food safety but food waste too. Designers and packaging technologists must therefore balance food safety and wastage with the sustainability of the packaging. And, in a world where convenience is king, products are often shipped worldwide, and the demand for a long shelf is high, it’s no ...

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