Primary focus on the capacity in promoting sustainable methods of production through the efficient use of resources deriving from other supply chains (non-edible fractions from the food chain). Two main categories have been investigated: biodegradable esters and botanical extracts from the Mediterranean basin.
What is sustainability? In the past, it has been defined as the method used by biological systems to improve their resistance and production. Nevertheless, the 21st-century definition goes far beyond these narrow parameters.
In fact, today sustainability is a balancing act. It takes into consideration the present and the future: as indicated in the Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, sustainability meets the needs of the present without compromising the wellbeing of future generations.
The topic of sustainability is evolving, linked to the interdependence of global markets and growing consumer awareness. As we know, com