Lignocellulosic materials (LCMs) are the most available materials in the world. They are a source of biopolymers with outstanding features, which can be used in bio-based packaging. Encouraged by governmental policies and investments, the development of bio-based packaging boosted in the last years and is expected to reach values of 6.1 million tonnes in 2021. This chapter provides a broad overview on the economical and environmental interest of using LCMs in bio-based packaging and the recent numbers and developments on bio-based packaging materials.
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