Packaging in a Circular Bioeconomy

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:15 - 12:50

Reuse, recycling and reduction of packaging will help reduce the quantity of materials that enter the environment. Although greater recycling of plastic packaging will be beneficial, especially in the light of concerns around micro and nanoplastics, there is growing consumer interest in the use of sustainable or green packaging alternatives. The presentation will review recent research into the use of biomaterials including agri-food wastes for packaging applications and the identify steps needed to embed packaging in a circular bioeconomy.

Graham Bonwick, Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University