On 19 June 2023, the PRESERVE project held the online event “Bio-based coatings and food contact materials: PRESERVE’s research and regulatory insights”.
Organised by one of the PRESERVE partners, Crowdhelix, the event showcased the first results obtained by the PRESERVE project and it was moderated by the project coordinator Aldo Ramirez Reyes.
First, the scientific and technical coordinator Kristina Eissenberger (Albstadt Sigmaringen University) presented the general state of the advances of the PRESERVE project. Daniele Spinelli (Next Technology Tecnotessile) recognized the importance of understanding customer perceptions when introducing bio-based packaging products and upcycling options. Max Sturm (Albstadt Sigmaringen University) introduced the results coming from the succesful application of whey protein coatings. María Monedero from ITENE addressed the regulatory aspects of bio-based packaging materials.
Cais Jurgens from Crowdhelix also presented the main features of the platform and of the Circulas Plastics Helix. The event was also enriched by a live survey based on the social life cycle assessment analysis of bio-based products.
In the table below you can access the PDF presentation and the video of each intervention.
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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 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. The project will work to develop 10 common packaging items that are based on renewable resources with a minimal environmental impact and improved recyclability in order to easily reintroduce the materials in a circular economy.
PRESERVE - High performance sustainable bio-based packaging with tailored end of life and upcycled secondary use
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952983.