The USABLE PACKAGING project seeks to dramatically reduce the use of environmentally harmful fossil fuel-based packaging by developing high-performance bio-alternatives derived from food industry byproducts and food waste to cover packaging needs for food, drinks, pharmaceutical products and clothing.
Simultaneously these bio-based solutions will create a sustainable, circular value chain where the end-of-life processes for the products – either biodegradation, composting or recycling through anaerobic digestion – contribute towards the cycle that generates the feedstock and biogas needed to manufacture the next round of packaging materials, reducing further the impact of plastic waste on the environment.
The project will build up a complete new value chain where a low cost and widely available feedstock, such as by-products and side-streams of the food processing industry and the correlated biogenic CO2, is converted into poly-hydroxy-alkanoates (PHA) by advance processes using both mixed and pure microbial cultures.
The main objectives of the project are the following:
Logoplaste Innovation Lab serves on this project as one of the members of the Stakeholders Board.
Project name | USABLE PACKAGING - Unlocking the potential of Sustainable Biodegradable Packaging
Call | H2020 – BBI-JTI-2018-SO3.R10
Grant Agreement | Nº 836884
Project Coordinator | CSIC – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas