Life Cycle of Sustainable Packaging: From Design to End-Of-Life (Hardcover)
An expert review of packaging's role in sustainability and the environment
In Life Cycle of Sustainable Packaging: From Design to End of Life, a team of distinguished researchers delivers an authoritative and accessible explanation of the role played by packaging in sustainable development and the circular economy. The book offers expansive coverage of every aspect of the packaging life cycle, from design to management and end of life. It is a holistic and integrated evaluation of packaging's environmental footprint.
The authors show students and readers how to incorporate design and life cycle concepts into the development of sustainable packaging materials and help them understand critical background information about pollution and risk management. They also provide readers with learning objectives and self-study questions for each chapter that help them retain and understand the ideas discussed in the book.
Readers will also find:
- A thorough introduction to the role of packaging in sustainable development
- An in-depth examination of design thinking in the packaging design process, including the five stages of design thinking and innovation tools
- Comprehensive discussions of pollution and risk management, as well as soil, water, and air pollution
- Expansive treatments of global climate change, life cycle assessment, and municipal solid waste.
Perfect for undergraduate and graduate students learning about sustainability and packaging, Life Cycle of Sustainable Packaging: From Design to End of Life will earn a place in the libraries of chemical, biochemical, plastics, materials science, and packaging engineers.