publication . Doctoral thesis . 2011

Food Packaging for Sustainable Development

Williams, Helén;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: Karlstads universitet, Avdelningen för energi-, miljö- och byggteknik
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Packaging has been on the environmental agenda for decades. It has been discussed and debated within the society mainly as an environmental problem. Production, distribution and consumption of food and drinks contribute significant to the environmental impact. However, consumers in the EU waste about 20% of the food they buy. The function of packaging in reducing the amount of food losses is an important but often neglected environmental issue. This thesis focuses on the functions of packaging that can be used to preserve resources efficiently and reduce the environmental impact of the food-packaging system. The service perspective is used to increase knowledge ...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: digestive, oral, and skin physiology
free text keywords: Packaging, sustainable development, service perspective, food losses, food waste, consumer interaction, life cycle assessment - LCA, consumer value, Energy Systems, Energisystem
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