For anyone concerned about the impact of single-use plastic on the planet, plant-based plastics that break down and return to the earth seem like a very appealing concept. But there are a few things to know before you dispose of that compostable coffee cup.
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 Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), co-ordinator of the Usable Packaging project – funded by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking as part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement No 836884 – is calling for papers to be presented at the 7th Mixed Microbial Culture PHA Workshop in Valencia on 21-22 September 2021.
The Usable Packaging project, funded by the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking as part of the EU Horizon 2020 programme, aims to significantly reduce the use of fossil-based, environmentally harmful packaging by developing a bio-alternative derived from food industry by-products and food waste.
As follow up of the webinar in French held in February 2021, a webinar in Italian was held on 15th April 2021.
A report, produced by Ricardo Energy, quizzed experts across the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain on the potential for compostable packaging to increase the amount of food waste captured for recycling and limit plastic contamination in organic waste streams.
Some 72 percent of respondents stated compostable packaging would …
On 22 February 2021, in partnership with Euramaterials, BBIA hosted a webinar in French about the Usable Packaging project. Funded by the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking as part of the EU Horizon 2020 programme, the project aims to significantly reduce the use of fossil-based, environmentally harmful packaging by developing a bio-alternative derived from food industry by-products and food waste.
Issue 1 Autumn 2020 Welcome to the first Usable Packaging project newsletterThis newsletter aims to keep you up-to-date with the project’s progress. We hope you find it informative and look forward to hearing from you with any questions and comments. Edoardo Righetti, Innovenedoardo.firstname.lastname@example.org Jocelyne Bia, BBIAjb@bbia.org.uk Contents Project overview Launched Read more…
USABLE PACKAGING project reaches new milestone with first practical application of bio-based compostable product. Spanish family enjoys meals using re-usable plates made from new PHA compound material. A family in Spain has been the first to use a new bio-based, re-usable and compostable plate manufactured as an outcome of the Read more…