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BPI White Paper: The Road to Sustainable Packaging Cushioning - Foamed Cellulose Fibre

This white paper reviews and analyses the state-of-the-art in sustainable cushioning packaging technologies based on key criteria to propose solutions that recognize regional differences in materials, infrastructure, and norms. We focus on an emerging category of cushioning materials, namely, cellulose-based foams, such as those being developed by Apple, and how renewable/recycled materials categories have the potential of reducing the amount of non-recyclable or non-recycled single-use packaging materials, ultimately advancing circularity. We conclude that impact in the area requires accelerated collaboration along supply chains and across sectors to speed up development and adoption of a foamed cellulose cushioning that meet environmental, economic and sustainability goals.

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