Newsletter Issue 2 Autumn 2021

Issue 2 Autumn 2021 is now out.  The newsletter aims to keep you up to date with the project’s progress. In this issue, you’ll find an overview of the project and a comprehensive round up of the work packages activities, featuring the outcomes of the research undertaken to date and a link to a vox pop study carried out in June 2021 to assess people’s perception of bioplastics Issue 2 Autumn 2021 Welcome to the Read more…

Five things to know about

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. Five things to know about biodegradable and compostable plastics For anyone concerned about the impact of single-use plastic on the planet, plant-based plastics that break down and return to the earth Read more…

Video – Bioplastics:
What do people think?

USABLE PACKAGING partner BBIA has produced a video in which it asks people in the street what they think about bioplastics. The research gives valuable insight into people’s attitude to packaging and the challenges facing consumers today. The interviews demonstrate that the current system is really confusing, and that people need clearer and more consistent information to guide their choices. New Video – Bioplastics Usable Packaging partner BBIA has produced a video in which it Read more…

USABLE PACKAGING webinar – Portuguese

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. PROJECT WEBINAR: HOSTED BY BBIA AND NOVA-ID The objective Read more…

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. Mixed Microbial Culture PHA Workshop The Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), co-ordinator of the Usable Packaging project – Read more…

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.  PROJECT WEBINAR: HOSTED BY BBIA Following on the success of the Read more…

European assessment of compostable packaging

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 help increase the amount of food waste captured and would decrease plastic contamination. All respondents agreed that conventional plastic packaging poses a challenge to organic waste Read more…

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. PROJECT WEBINAR: BBIA IN PARTNERSHIO WITH EURAMATERIALS The Usable Packaging project, funded by the Bio-Based Industries Read more…

Video project introduction

An introduction to the USABLE PACKAGING Project. On 19 November 2020, we published a video concerning the project. USABLE PACKAGING will develop high performance plastic packaging through a sustainable and fully circular value chain, where the biomass raw material sourcing derives from food processing side streams, to obtain, via a low footprint biochemical processing, bio-based biodegradable building block materials that will enable the realisation of complex packaging structures. The USABLE PACKAGING concept is designed to Read more…

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…