Eco-design of food and beverage packaging

J. H. Han, Dong Sun Lee, S. C. Min, M. S. Chung

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7 Scopus citations


As well as satisfying the major packaging functions (protection, containment, convenience and communication), food and beverage packaging is now also being pushed towards being environmentally friendly by the supply chain, consumers and society. A search for sustainable packaging should not, however, just be confined to the environmental impact of the package itself but also needs to be harmonized with its protective function, and therefore an holistic approach needs to be taken. Effectiveness, efficiency, protection and safety should all be provided by a proper combination of packaging material, package design and food supply logistics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Food Packaging Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781845698096
StatePublished - Mar 2012


  • Biodegradable material
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Supply chain
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable packaging


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