ASEAN Journal on Science and Technology for Development


This review focuses on recent advances in biodegradable packaging derived from banana plant waste, highlighting its pivotal role in addressing environmental concerns linked to conventional packaging materials. The shift toward sustainable packaging stems from the urgent need to combat plastic pollution, reduce reliance on non-renewable resources, and foster sustainability in the food industry. Banana plants, known for generating significant organic waste during cultivation and processing, provide a valuable source for developing biodegradable packaging. Researchers have successfully transformed banana waste into innovative, recyclable, and eco-friendly packaging solutions, promoting a circular economy. Biodegradable packaging, in contrast to traditional materials derived from fossil fuels, offers numerous advantages such as reduced environmental impact and natural decomposition. Recent advancements have led to the extraction of versatile biopolymers from banana waste, offering flexibility in packaging design. Challenges remain, including scalability and economic feasibility, necessitating ongoing research and development. Evaluating the environmental impact and implications for the food industry is crucial for future progress in this field.

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