Italian Webinar

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 will be held on 15th April 2021,
15:00 CET

Video: Project Webinar

USABLE PACKAGING PROJECT – WEBINAR 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.  Crucially, this bioplastic , at the end of its life, can be recycled and used to produce the next generation of bio-based packaging materials – creating a perfect Read more…

Newsletter Issue 1 Autumn 2020

Issue 1 Autumn 2020 Welcome to the first Usable Packaging project newsletter This 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, Innoven edoardo.righetti@innoven.com Jocelyne Bia, BBIA jb@bbia.org.uk Contents Project overview Launched in June 2019 in Valencia, Spain, the Usable Packaging project aims to develop a portfolio of new bio-based, compostable packaging materials for Read more…

Practical application of bio-based compostable product

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 USABLE PACKAGING project – an EU-funded project launched last June as part of the Horizon2020 innovation programme. Governed by the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (under Read more…

Don’t scrap the waste:

The need for broader system boundaries in bioplastic food packaging life-cycle assessment The increasing amount of plastic waste generated each year, fuelled by the growing consumption of single-use plastics in food packaging applications, threatens the integrity of our ecosystems while creating an unprecedented waste management crisis. The biodegradable properties of some bioplastics have been identified as a promising solution to divert food and food packaging waste from landfill while avoiding plastic leaking into the environment. Read more…

Breaking the plastic wave

In recent years, an increasing number of studies and reports have advanced the global understanding of the challenge posed by ocean plastic pollution. But most leaders across industry, government, and civil society have noted a critical gap: an evidence-based roadmap to describe the pathways available and to foster convergent action. As a step towards building that roadmap, The Pew Charitable Trusts partnered with SYSTEMIQ to build on previous research and create this first-of-its-kind model of Read more…

Compostable Cutlery

COMPOSTABLE STRAWS UNVEILED AS FIRST OUTCOME OF THE USABLE PACKAGING PROJECT After unveiling compostable straws as the first outcome of the USABLE PACKAGING project, Spanish project partners Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC) and stakeholders OCENIC RESINS, also based in Spain, have announced the production of compostable cutlery as the project’s second demonstrator in disposable packaging components made of Poly-Hydroxy-Alkanoates (PHA) polymer. The USABLE PACKAGING project seeks to reduce the use of environmentally harmful fossil-fuel-based Read more…