What are your connotations of food packaging? A means of safeguarding
the passage of food through the manufacturing and transport processes
and an opportunity to reduce society’s dependence on fossil fuels, or
unnecessary packaging and great heaps of waste?
A confectionary package is a classic example of wastefulness.
Confections are set individually and sparsely in indentations of a
plastic tray. After this, a protective plate produced from corrugated
board, either plastic or cardboard, is placed on top of this tray. The
plastic tray and protective plate are placed in a carton, and, to top it
off, this whole thing is wrapped in cellophane or clear plastic film.
Wasteful packaging? Most certainly. Materials produced from fossil
fuels? Also true.
Read the blog post of Senior Scientist Sara Paunonen in VTT Blog: