Kick-off of the Bio2Pack research project13.09.2018 | by Patricia Eschenlohr
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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Patricia EschenlohrCo-Founder, CMO