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Types of Food Packaging Materials

Food can be preserved, protected, merchandised, marketed, and distributed using packaging materials (Raheem, 2013). Food products need to be preserved and protected from a variety of external elements that might harm their quality and safety. This article seeks to give a general overview of food packaging materials, like paper and paper types, different types of plastics, glass, and metals. The basic characteristics, and functions of food packaging materials have been discussed in this article and how they affect food sustainability and preservation.