Can bio-foam send polystyrene packing?
A new blog from the Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF) looks at a new form of bio-foam packaging that may reduce energy demand and waste.
CSEF researchers are developing a novel process for cost-effective bio-foam production. Packaging foams such as polystyrene are derived from fossil fuels and so have a heavy carbon footprint and are environmentally damaging to dispose of.
On the contrary, packaging foam made from such plant extracts as vegetable fats and oils and corn starch could provide packaging foam that is cheaper and lighter, as well as being more environmentally friendly to produce and dispose of.
Read the full blog on the CSEF website
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