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Claire Koelsch Sand

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    The Food Packaging Division’s 2017 Distinguished Lecturer, Gordon Robertson, author of Food Packaging: Principles & Practice and a food packaging consultant, discussed the role of bio-based polymers derived from food byproducts in enabling more sustainable plastic packaging. “In a world of finite resources, the use of nonrenewable fossil oil and gas for plastic packaging is clearly unsustainable, leading to increasing interest in renewable bio-based resources for plastics. While …

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    Claire Koelsch Sand, PhD, contributing editor, is CEO of Packaging Technology and Research and Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University and California Polytechnic State University ([email protected]).

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    1. Food Processing & Packaging