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Title: A framework for supporting the sustainable adoption of biopolymers in packaging applications
Authors: Colwill, James
Keywords: Biopolymers
Sustainability
Eco-design
Packaging
Renewables
Polymers
Plastics
LCA
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © James Colwill
Abstract: 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.
Description: A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
Version: Not specified
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12820
Appears in Collections:PhD Theses (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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