Renewable Matter # 15 / March-April

Paper and Cardboard Become Smart

by Marco Gisotti, Maurizio Cocchi

Focus Packaging vs Food waste


Innovation in the paper packaging sector can contribute to combating food waste. With active packaging that interacts with food, limiting product degradation and prolonging shelf life. 

Packaging (just think of ancient urns) has long been made to contain, transport and, above all, store food. Or even to avoid food waste. 

These days, in rich countries, the wide availability of food and the parallel lack of information or attention to expiry dates make many fridges and pantries depositories for food which has gone off and will become waste....

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