PRESERVE team in Florence for the month 30 meeting
PRESERVE, a groundbreaking initiative supported by the European Union, organized a meeting of the consortium partners between 4 and 5 July 2023 in Florence, Italy, for the 30 months milestone in the project's journey towards shaping a brighter and more sustainable future.
PRESERVE has been making significant strides in addressing critical challenges facing our society as regards the production of sustainable plastics for food packaging and upcycling. By leveraging the power of collaboration, innovation, and cross-border cooperation, the project aims to pave the way for breakthrough solutions that will impact diverse sectors and communities across Europe, such as food packaging, cosmetic packaging and carrier bag and box manufacturing.
The meeting brought together all the partners -some of them connected remotely- who presented their advances in the different work packages and tasks.
Partners had the possibility to discuss the results obtained in the last months, crucial for the effective development of the next steps of the project. In particular, all the characteristics of the materials to be upcycled have been defined and everything is now ready to start with the second and third phases of the project: the recycling and recovery of building blocks and their upcycling into new non-food packaging.
PRESERVE is a European research project that develops solutions to improve the recyclability of food packaging. The 4-year project started in January 2021 and receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 multiannual financial framework. It is committed to developing bio-based food packaging by enhancing bio-coatings in order to improve packaging recyclability. At the same time, PRESERVE makes sure that these materials can be upcycled into new containers and textiles for non-food applications.
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