Claire Sand

Claire Koelsch Sand

Despite being a fraction of the $800 billion global packaging market, compostable packaging is gaining in popularity. Compostable packaging is processed into decayed organic material called compost, which can be used to fertilize soil. The nuanced role of compostable packaging, standards, and types of compostable packaging coalesce to achieve more sustainable food packaging.

Composting: Closed-Loop Versus Open-Loop

Compostable food packaging functions in two scenarios: closed-loop and open-loop. A…

Premium Content
You've reached your monthly limit of free articles.
Access Food Technology
Log in Subscribe

About the Author

Claire Koelsch Sand, Contributing Editor, Packaging column
[email protected]
Claire Sand