Faculty Advisor

Shivkumar, Satya

Abstract

Issues with current food packaging plastics include chemical leaching, negative environmental impact, and the economical cost to the food packaging industry. Through the uses of independent research and a survey including 207 participants, solutions were formulated as to the most effective way to address the problems with food packaging polymers. Ultimately the paper aims to increase awareness of potential hazards as well as purpose some general solutions for the economical and environmental issues that have been seen.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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