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Sainsbury's investigating new packaging solution

British supermarket chain Sainsbury and Dublin-based packaging manufacturing multinational Smurfit-Kappa are working with European Union (EU) researchers to develop a new recyclable and biodegradeable biopolymer food packaging. The EU Sustainpack project consortium is incorporating nano-clay particles within the packaging material, with the aim of replacing materials based on petrochemical polymers. Professor Chris Breen of Sheffield Hallam University, ...