Biodegradable Packing for Non-Food Items


Biodegradable Packing for Non-Food Items

Debanga Bhusan Konwar, Titash Mondal, Shreedhar Bhat

In the current perspective, the use of packaging material for applications ranging from food items to personal care applications is on the rise. However, most of the packaging materials currently used are non-biodegradable in the environment. Hence, development of environmentally friendly packaging material is critical for maintaining a proper ecosystem of the world. In the current chapter, we reflect on the different types and classification of packaging material used in the market, with special emphasis on non-food items. A comprehensive overview is provided on the synthetic perspective of the biodegradable polymers used for packaging. Holistically, how biodegradable polymers are leveraged by different industries for developing non-food packaging is also discussed in this chapter.

Biodegradable Packaging, Electronics Packaging, Personal Care Packaging, Horticulture, Dunnage

Published online 2/15/2020, 18 pages

Citation: Debanga Bhusan Konwar, Titash Mondal, Shreedhar Bhat, Biodegradable Packing for Non-Food Items, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 68, pp 138-155, 2020


Part of the book on Advanced Applications of Bio-degradable Green Composites

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