The topic of plastic was­te is cur­r­ent­ly on everyone’s lips. 80 per­cent of con­su­mers want sus­tainab­le pack­a­ging that con­ser­ves resour­ces and curbs the intro­duc­tion of micro­plastics into the envi­ron­ment. The bio2pack coope­ra­ti­on net­work was foun­ded to meet this demand.

The net­work was suc­cess­ful­ly laun­ched on 26.08.2019. Cur­r­ent­ly, 14 com­pa­nies from Ger­ma­ny, Aus­tria and Luxem­bourg as well as four rese­arch insti­tu­tes are working tog­e­ther to find alter­na­ti­ves that can replace petro­le­um-based plastic pack­a­ging in the future. The aim is to build up a solu­ti­on port­fo­lio that inclu­des both bio­de­grad­able pro­ducts and new pro­cess tech­no­lo­gies, thus resul­ting in fea­si­ble con­cepts. Bio2Pack is mana­ged by Süd­er­el­be AG from Ham­burg and is fun­ded wit­hin the frame­work of the Cen­tral Inno­va­ti­on Pro­gram­me for SMEs (ZIM).

The idea of a clo­sed cycle is deeply ancho­red in the con­cept of the rese­arch pro­ject and thus exact­ly meets our visi­on: petro­le­um-based pro­ducts replace supe­ri­or pro­ducts based on rene­wa­ble raw mate­ri­als, which are abundant­ly avail­ab­le, with mini­mum ener­gy con­sump­ti­on. “Having alrea­dy deve­lo­ped a repla­ce­ment pro­duct for poly­sty­re­ne at Land­pack, we are very plea­sed that the idea of a clo­sed-loop sys­tem is gai­ning more and more atten­ti­on in rese­arch. Our expert David Voges, who repre­sen­ted Land­pack at the kick-off, says: “Ground­brea­king new pack­a­ging will be clo­sed-loop packaging.

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