The BIOCOMPLACK project aims to achieve biobased, biodegradable and compostable film food packaging to improve the barrier properties in 100 times compared to other biobased packaging. This allows lengthening 300% the shelf life of food contained therein. Check in this video how we are tackling this issue.
Our project will be showcased in the frame of a workshop organised by Aitiip in its facilities. You can already register for free.
The bioplastic and biobased materials are here to stay. Public opinion demands, with increasing force, sustainable products. The industry, to respond to this desire, is developing biobased plastics (from renewable sources) and sustainable plastics. Some brands have already started to implement them and offer their products with biobased packaging.
Innovation in food packaging is a key strategy for the European Union to reduce the environmental footprint of packaging materials and reduce food waste.
It was during the 6th International Conference on Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers (BIOPOL-2017)
Which was held in Mons (Belgium) during 11th to 13rd September 2017.
Tecnopackaging is participating in this European project involving 22 institutions to minimise the amount of packaging that ends up at the dump.
With new designs, biodegradable materials and an advanced control system, the project will turn the current linear chain into a circular one.
Plastic packaging accounts for approximately 40% of the overall demand for plastic in Europe, and although work is being done to recover and recycle that waste, roughly 8 Mt of plastic end up at the dump every year in Europe. To boost the chain's sustainability by transforming plastic waste into usable resources, 22 partners from six European countries have teamed together in the CIRC-PACK project, which is financed by the European Commission under Horizon2020.