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.
The World Circular Economy Forum is a ground-breaking event where the world’s best circular economy solutions are presented and gathers together the most recognised experts and decision makers in the field.
CIRC-PACK is beeing launched today and we are very happy to take part in this H2020 project coordinated by Fundación CIRCE.