1st Edition

Advances in Sustainable Food Packaging Technology

    342 Pages 25 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    342 Pages 25 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new volume explores the recent innovations in active, intelligent, and smart packaging systems that embrace packaging potential to not only provide protection to food but to also improve its nutritive value, reduce contamination by releasing antimicrobials, and provide real-time status of food quality. The book presents  novel edible food packaging, nanotechnology-based improvements in food packaging, and biodegradation and bio-based approaches for management of food waste and plastic waste from packaging.


    1. Recent Trends in the Food Packaging Industry

    Prajya Arya and Pradyuman Kumar

    2. Novel Food Packaging Technologies: Applications and Prospects

    Shruthy Ramesh and Preetha Radhakrishnan

    3. Present and Future Scope of Edible Packaging

    Soumya Rathore and Anand Kumar Pandey

    4. Role of Nanomaterials in Edible Packaging Systems

    Shwetha Acharya, Mahendra Gunjal, and Preeti Birwal

    5. Potential Role of Dyes and Pigments in Intelligent Packaging

    Vaishali Saroha, Hina Khan, Sharad Raghuvanshi, and Dharm Dutt

    6. Role of Bacteriophages in Active Food Packaging

    Kiran Verma and Yogesh Kumar


    7. Scope of Nanotechnology in Food Packaging

    Ramandeep Kaur and Kamaljit Kaur

    8. Scope of Nanotechnology in Smart Packaging Systems

    Gaurav Yadav and Anand Kumar Pandey

    9. Potential of Intelligent Packaging for Fermented Dairy Products

    S. Supreetha and Nandini Dutta


    10. Biodegradation of Plastic Waste: Myth or Reality

    Shalja Verma and Anand Kumar Pandey

    11. Challenges in Biodegradation of Plastic Waste from Food Packaging

    Anita Kumari, Deepika Pawar, Sonia Saini, Ashwani Kumar, Savita Budhwar, and Sujata Pandit Sharma

    12. Modern Approaches in Food Packaging Waste Management

    Nitya Sharma, Aastha Bhardwaj, Sukirti Joshi, J. K. Sahu, and Sana Fatma

    13. Biobased Food Packaging Materials: Classification, Edible Films, Applications, and Sustainable Approach

    G. M. Chaitradeepa, Preeti Birwal, M. G. Pavan, and P. G. Gauthami


    Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus. During his professional career of over 52 years, he has received many prestigious awards. A prolific author and editor, he has written more than 200 journal articles and several textbooks and has edited over 100 books. Dr Goyal was proclaimed as the "Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the twentieth century" by the ASABE, Puerto Rico Section, for his pioneering work on micro irrigation, evapotranspiration, agroclimatology, and soil and water engineering.

    Preeti Birwal, PhD, is a Scientist (processing and food engineering) in the Department of Processing and Food Engineering at the College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology at Punjab Agricultural University, India. She has participated in national and international conferences and seminars and has delivered lectures as a resource person on doubling farmers’ income through dairy technology in training sponsored by the Directorate of Extension, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India. Dr. Birwal has published research papers, edited books, book chapters, popular articles, conference papers, abstracts, and editorial opinions.

    Anand K. Pandey, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bundelkhand University, India. He has expertise in bioinformatics, and his research also includes discovery of food nutraceuticals to treat diseases (such as neurodegenerative disorders, cancer, viral, and bacterial infections), animal cell culture, diseased animal modeling, tissue engineering, and immunology. Dr. Pandey has published more than 30 research journal papers and has authored several book chapters.

    Ritesh B. Watharkar, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the College of Management, Agriculture and Food Business Management, MIT-ADT University, India. He was formerly Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Processing Technology at Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, India. He also worked as a Senior Visiting Scholar under a UNESCO Great Wall China Fellowship Programme and as Assistant Professor at K. K. Wagh Food Tech College and at Shramshakti College of Food Technology. He has co-edited several books and published several journal articles.