Sustainability

Marcia Pires, polymer science researcher, Braskem.

Interpack 2017

Braskem packaging changes color if a product is unfit for consumption

By Jenny Eagle

Thermoplastic resin producer Braskem has partnered with Clemson University in the US and Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (UFRGS) in Brazil to create intelligent packaging which can change color if a product is unfit for consumption.

More than a third of the food produced around the world globally goes to waste. Pic: ©iStock/22kay22

Against the Grain: Food Waste

Too good to throw away

By Gill Hyslop

Innovative snack start-ups are proving there’s no reason for the world to continue wasting 1.6bn tons of food valued at almost $1 trillion yearly.