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Working as a research associate in Package-Heroes project, and concentrating on consumer cultures related to food packaging and plastics. I've previously worked in the same project from the packaging material perspective. Keen on food packaging from various perspectives (consumers, materials, policy-making); its challenges and future prospects.

Research interests

Food packaging, sustainability, consumer cultures, fiber-based packaging materials, plastic substitution, forest bioeconomy, policy-making.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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