How to replace non-renewable packaging materials?

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    Could we replace non-renewable packaging materials, like expanded polystyrene or bubble wrap, with more sustainable and recyclable materials? Hopefully, because millions tons of plastic waste have en-tered already in oceans and we should find ways to decrease those numbers. Foam formed fibre products could offer a substitute for non-biodegradable expanded polystyrene based inner packages. By foam forming, light and soft fibrous cushioning element that protects the product from impacts could be made from wood fibres. Product shape is possible to make in the manufacturing phase.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventEuropean Paper Week, EPW 2017 - Brussels, Belgium
    Duration: 28 Nov 201730 Nov 2017 (Web page)


    ConferenceEuropean Paper Week, EPW 2017
    Abbreviated titleEPW 2017
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    • biodegredable
    • cushioning
    • wood fibres
    • EPS


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