Study outlines food packaging forecast for 2040

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Many consumers expect food packaging to be recyclable, compostable or biodegradable, including food packaging today. According to a recent study from Helsinki-based UPM Specialty Papers and Akron, Ohio-based Smithers, this expectation of sustainable food packaging among consumers is expected to increase over the next 20 years.

UPM Specialty Papers and Smithers released a white paper titled, “Sustainable Food Packaging in 2040,” which provides a forecast for what sustainable food packaging might look like in 2040. The companies surveyed more than 200 senior packaging professionals across the globe and from throughout the packaging value chain to consider the likelihood and impact of key changes in food packaging.

The following are four key trends UPM Specialty Papers and Smithers highlight in the white paper.

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