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FIS: Use of bioplastics (seafood packaging from forestry and paper industry waste) ready to boom #AlaskaTimber #AlaskaSeafood

Friday, January 06, 2012, 22:10 (GMT + 9)

The aim of the European Union (EU) project FORBIOPLAST is to develop biodegradable food packaging from forestry and paper industry waste. Wood and paper mill by-products are intended to replace the fossil-fuel resources that are common today.

“In the project we use our packing and processing expertise to help develop new and more eco-friendly fish crates,” says Morten Sivertsvik, head of process technology research at the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (Nofima).

“In addition, Nofima is responsible for the practical testing of several types of bioplastic materials. We have examined whether these materials are suitable as food packaging.”

One of the types of bioplastics that the researchers at Nofima are going to....