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Consumers' knowledge and attitude to traditional and environmentally friendly food packaging materials in market of Latvia  [2011]

Muizniece-Brasava, S., Latvia Univ. of Agriculture, Jelgava (Latvia). Faculty of Food Technology; Dukalska, L., Latvia Univ. of Agriculture, Jelgava (Latvia). Faculty of Food Technology; Kantike, I., Latvia Univ. of Agriculture, Jelgava (Latvia). Faculty of Economics;

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The packaging industry is one of the most important industries in the world. The quantity of packaging materials increases annually. Food packaging accounts for almost two-thirds of total packaging waste by volume and approximately 50% by weight of total packaging sales. The aim of food packaging is to contain the food, to protect food products from external influences and damage, to preserve food safety and minimize the environmental impact. To clear up a situation in the market of Latvia, as well as to study the consumer’s awareness problem and attitude to traditional and biodegradable polymer packaging materials and their implementation in the market year of 2010, questionnaire was polled. 1200 respondents (50% female and 50% male) from different regions of Latvia (Kurzeme, Zemgale, Vidzeme, Latgale and Riga) were in replay to 19 different questions: how well-informed they are for traditional and eco-friendly packaging and how much more they are willing to pay for eco-friendly food packaging (biobased, biodegradable, recyclable) compared with conventional polymers. Most of consumers inquired in Latvia think that there is too much polymer packaging for food products on the market.
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Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Conference
In AGRIS since:
2011
Start Page:
187
End Page:
192
Publisher:
LLU
ISBN:
978-9984-48-045-9
All titles:
" Consumers' knowledge and attitude to traditional and environmentally friendly food packaging materials in market of Latvia "
Other:
" Summary (En) "
" 10 fig., 6 ref. "
" FoodBalt-2011. 6th Baltic Conference on Food Science and Technology ''Innovations for Food Science and Production'', Jelgava, May 5-6, 2011. Conference proceedings, Straumite, E..- Jelgava (Latvia): LLU, 2011. Baltic Conference on Food Science and Technology FoodBalt-2011, 6, Jelgava (Latvia), 5-6 May 2011.- 978-9984-48-045-9.- p. 187-192 "