Development of sustainable food packaging through product innovation process

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Development of sustainable food packaging through product innovation process

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dc.contributor.author Aldagestani, Khaleddiya
dc.contributor.author Myśliwiec, Oskar Filip
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-25T14:52:29Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-25T14:52:29Z
dc.date.issued 2018 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/25494
dc.description.abstract This paper explores how sustainable food packaging is developed through product innovation process. The studied case is Tetra Pak – a large, multinational food packaging producer. The case is explored primarily through interviews with Tetra Pak employees and is supported by the use of company electronic documentation. The study uses the product innovation process diagram together with sustainable packaging criteria and combines them to create a new framework. The result is a map of sustainable packaging criteria within product innovation process of food packaging, which visualises the complex process of sustainable food packaging innovation. What is more, the research findings show that there is a clear economic incentive for ensuring food safety in food packaging. Moreover, the research findings suggest that the social dimension of sustainability in food packaging can be seen as being in conflict with the environmental dimension. Last but not least, the business case showed that innovation with focus on adding positive environmental value (instead of just decreasing negative) to food packaging seems to be lacking. The study contributes to theory in several ways. Firstly, it integrates the TBL and sustainable packaging criteria together for the first time, which may be used and developed further by other researchers. Secondly, it tests sustainable packaging criteria presence in a packaging company with strong sustainability focus. Furthermore, the study contributes to theory by adjusting and extending the product innovation process diagram. The study contributes to practice by providing an example for practitioners and professionals for application of the sustainable packaging criteria into organizational processes. Moreover, the created map of sustainable packaging criteria in product innovation process can help professionals identify which parts of the product innovation process require contribution and focus towards what criteria in order to develop sustainable food packaging. en_US
dc.format.extent 45 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle sv_SE
dc.subject Development en_US
dc.subject Sustainable en_US
dc.subject Packaging en_US
dc.subject Innovation en_US
dc.title Development of sustainable food packaging through product innovation process en_US
dc.type H1 en_US
dc.setspec.uppsok SocialBehaviourLaw en_US
dcterms.relation.coopPrivate Media Insight
dc.contributor.examiner Jönsson, Sandra
dc.contributor.supervisor Liu, Ju
mahlocal.xprt.faculty2019 KS
mahlocal.xprt.institution2019 US
mahlocal.xprt.program Leadership for Sustainability
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