Forthcoming: Usable Packaging webinar – Portuguese

Building up on the success of the French and Italian webinars dedicated to the Usable Packaging project, BBIA and NOVA-ID will be hosting a webinar in Portuguese online on 30 June from 9.30 to 11.30 CET.
The Usable Packaging project is funded by the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking as part of the EU Horizon 2020 programme. Its objective is to develop a compostable bioplastic from food industry by-products and food waste, for food, pharmaceutical and clothing packaging, in order to replace the use of fossil-based, environmentally harmful equivalents.

Call for Papers

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.

Usable Packaging webinar – Italian

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.

Usable Packaging webinar – French

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.

Newsletter Issue 1 Autumn 2020

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.righetti@innoven.com Jocelyne Bia, BBIAjb@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 application in the 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…