The objective of the Usable Packaging project, launched in June 2019 for a three-year programme of research,  is to develop a compostable packaging material using food industry by-products and food waste, to be used as an alternative to fossil-based, environmentally harmful equivalents for food, pharmaceutical and clothing packaging. The project is funded by the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking as part of the EU Horizon 2020 programme.

    On 30 June, BBIA hosted a webinar in Portuguese in partnership with Nova-Id.

    The webinar featured the following speakers:

    • Joana Fradinho (FCT NOVA) An introduction to the Usable Packaging project
    • Maria Reis (FCT NOVA)Sustainable processes for production of biodegradable polymers
    • Loic Hilliou (UMinho) – Converting bio-polymers into food packaging: a case study with thin flexible films

    • Ana Machado Silva (Sonae) –  Packaging and sustainability: trends and experience in the retail food market

        The webinar presentations are available for download below. Please note that the presentations are in Portuguese.

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