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Title: A framework for supporting the sustainable adoption of biopolymers in packaging applications
Author: Colwill, James
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2013
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This thesis reports on the research undertaken to investigate the reduction of the environmental impacts of plastic packaging through the effective selection and application of biopolymers during the pack design process. The principle objective of this research is to develop an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of biopolymers as a packaging material and to develop a framework which enables biopolymers to be considered at each stage of the pack design process to enable their effective and appropriate selection and use.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Biopolymers ; Sustainability ; Eco-design ; Packaging ; Renewables ; Polymers ; Plastics ; LCA