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SMART, SUSTAINABLE & CONVENIENT UNIT DOSE PACKAGING

Objective

Of the total plastic demand, approximately 40% is used to make packaging that is discarded within weeks or days. These short-life plastics bottles, containers, unit dose packaging, secondary packaging have important disadvantages regarding their usage and disposal. Traditional plastics are derived from petroleum, a non-renewable resource, used to produce large quantities of plastics that go to waste (38% go to landfills). Due to the increasing awareness of such environmental impact, there is a growing demand for packaging made from bioplastics (polymers derived from renewable resources or biodegradable polymers). For almost every conventional plastic there is now a bioplastic alternative available on the market that has the same properties with additional advantages. Currently bioplastics represent around 1% of the total plastic produced annually (2M in 2017) but the market is booming (20% growth annually) and many big firms are introducing bio-packaging in an attempt to position their products as green and include the sustainability claim. Moreover, about 80% of European consumers want to buy products which have minimal impact on the environment and will be willing to accept an additional charge in their shopping bag for sustainable packaging. Our project, BIOSNAP aims at taking full advantage of the bioplastics market growth and opportunities towards more sustainable products. We are providing a ready-to market, sustainable unit dose packaging that is 100% bio-based for food applications (olive oil, ketchup, or mayonnaise). Furthermore, it will be made of biodegradable and compostable materials in compliance with UNI EN13432. Our end users (food firms) will benefit from a premium and unique unit dose packaging on the market, and final consumers will benefit from its versatility and ease of use (one hand opening system), being able to safely dispose the packaging with the organic waste. The consortium expects to achieve a ROI of 15.3 from BIOSNAP.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials/bioplastics

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-FTI-2018-2020
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

EASYSNAP TECHONOLOGY SRL
Address
Strada Ponte Alto Sud 81
41123 Modena
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 799 225

Participants (4)

BIO-ON SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Dante Alighieri 7B
40016 San Giorgio Di Piano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UAB MEDAUS PIRKLIAI
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 153 125
Address
A.juozapavičiaus Pr. 7 F,
LT-45251 Kaunas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASOCIACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION DESARROLLO E INNOVACION DEL SECTOR AGROALIMENTARIO - AIDISA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 462 417
Address
Carretera Nacional 120 Km 22.8
26315 Aleson La Rioja
Activity type
Research Organisations
GUALA PACK SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 730 012,50
Address
Via Carlo Mussa 266
15073 Castellazzo Bormida Al
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)