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Researchers from the Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) have partnered with Lithuanian packaging experts and members of the public to develop a plastic-free takeaway food box.

Built through a joint workshop, the new packaging aims to deal with the challenges in existing takeaway packaging such as accidental food leakage and food cooling.

In a laboratory session arranged by the European Institute of Development and Innovation Food Neighborhood ( EIT Food ), the public attempted to expose the shortcomings of the packaging used currently.

During the workshop, they collaborated with product packaging specialists from Spaudous Departmentamentas and the agents of Daugirdas, a restaurant in Kaunas, Lithuania.

The task started with an evaluation in which a group of 16 individuals aged from 22 to 60 examined the food product packaging. Participants called for a heat-resistant package that could be easily heated at home.

The cardboard of the new packages can be recycled up to six times and can be converted into compost that can be used for organic farming. The cardboard also has a special non-inflammable material that reduces its weight by up to 10%.

The packaging is designed so as to adjust its food components. The cardboard is suitable for branding and propaganda in restaurant premises too.

It's empty package can be flattened to save storage space and be sent for recycling or composting after use.

It's actually a big drive to take the world on a next level in the food packaging industry. Innovations introduced here can help countries attain their Sustainable Development Goals more easily. These packaging options shall take place an eminent position in the market forces in the coming future. Takeaway food has become an integral part of our lives. Hence, the services provided should establish a synchronisation with the individual's interests and the natural interests.

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