Project

About the project

The Context… currently available packaging materials

Conventional plastic packaging are low cost, light weight, versatile, have good protective properties…

But they:
  • Contribute to the depletion of our finite non-renewable resources.
  • Often use multilayer structures to meet required performances which are difficult to recycle. Same goes for coated textile packaging.
  • In addition, in many cases left over products at EoL make material recycling challenging.

PLA is currently the most affordable bio-based and biodegradable plastic but its biodegradability, and that of many other biodegradable biopolymers, is not granted in every environment.

Defficient plastic packaging EoL

Of the plastics reaching waste management systems:
  • Only recycled at < 31%
  • Landfilled at 30-40%
  • Incinerated at 30-40%
  • Insufficient collection for organic recycling
+ High environmental leakage

Key figures

BionTop Key figures:

  • Call topic: BBI.2018.SO3.R10 - Develop bio-based packaging products that are biodegradable/ compostable and/or recyclable
  • RIA (Start TRL 3-4, Target TRL 5-6)
  • 4 years (1/06/2019 – 31/05/2023 )
  • Budget 5,4M€ (BBI-JU contribution 4,2M€)
  • 21 partners (4 Research and Technology Organisations, 9 SMEs, 6 Large Industries, a consumers’ association and a pan EU industry association)
    • 7 Biobased Industries Consortium members
    • +Advisory board
  • 8 countries

Goals

To develop new bio-copolymers, compounds, biocomposites & coatings formulation and process them into:

  • 1) Recyclable, home-compostable monomaterial trays & films for fruit and vegetables.
  • 2) Recyclable, multilayer trays & films compatible with modified atmosphere packaging, e.g. dairy and personal care products.
  • 3) Home compostable & organically recyclable nets for fruit and vegetables.
  • 4) Home compostable & organically recyclable coated textiles.
  • 5) Recyclable, reusable coated woven fabrics, e.g. food wraps.
  • 6) Recyclable, reusable secondary packaging from SRM secondary raw material: extruded blown bags and non-woven bags.

Results

  • Report on the state of the art review (public deliverable)
    75%
  • Survey of commercial biopolymers, additives & monomers and strategy for further improvements needed (public deliverable)
    75%
  • Specifications for the bio-based packaging with tailored biodegradability and properties
    75%
  • Copolymers for biodegradation tests
    75%
  • Multifunctional bio-based coatings
    75%
  • Bio-based monolayer films and trays
    75%
  • Bio-based multilayer films and trays
    75%
  • Bio-based films from secondary raw materials
    75%
  • Bio-based nets for fruits and vegetables
    75%
  • Bio-based textiles for packaging
    75%
  • LCA and organic recycling of packaging by home composting and anaerobic digestion (public deliverable)
    75%
  • Report on food packages heath and safety assessment (public deliverable)
    75%
  • Report on food packaging for nets & textile solutions health and safety assessment (public deliverable)
    75%
  • Communication Plan (public deliverable)
    75%
  • Report on BIOnTop value chain and consumer perception (public deliverable)
    75%
  • Report on sustainable business models and value chains including consumer perception aspects (public deliverable)
    75%
  • Training materials and report (public deliverable)
    75%
  • Industry, stakeholders and policy guidelines regarding BIOnTop waste management (public deliverable)
    75%
  • Report on results of REACH assessment (public deliverable)
    75%

Consortium

AIMPLAS

AIMPLAS

Coordinator València Parc Tecnològic Calle Gustave Eiffel, 4 46980 Paterna Valencia, ESPAÑA
ARCHA

ARCHA

Street VIA DI TEGULAIA 10 A PISA (56100) Italy
ASU

ASU

Street ANTON GUNTHER STRASSE 51 SIGMARINGEN (72488) Germany
BioMi

BioMi

Street Put Brdo 15 MATULJI (51211) Croatia
CMSA

CMSA

Street Calle Alejandrico 14 Beniajan (30570) Murcia Country Spain
CTB

CTB

Street RUE MONTOYER 24/2 BRUXELLES (1000) Belgium
EMSUR

EMSUR

Street Avenida de Madrid, 72 ALCALÁ DE HENARES (28802) Spain
ENCO

ENCO

Street VIA MICHELANGELO SCHIPA 115 NAPOLI (80122) Italy
Entrepinares

Entrepinares

Street Avenida Santander nº140, Polígono Industrial L Valladolid (47011) Spain
EUBP

EUBP

Street MARIENSTRASSE 19/20 BERLIN (10117) Germany
INSTM

INSTM

Via Giusti 9 FIRENZE (50121) - Italy
IRIS

IRIS

Street CALLE VELAZQUEZ, NO 94 PRIMERA PLANT MADRID (28006) Spain
MC

MC

Street Via Piemonte 39/a Roma (00187) Italy
OWS

OWS

Street DOK NOORD 5 GENT (9000) Belgium
PLANET

PLANET

Street VIA SAN GIOVANNI BOSCO 23 PISA (56127) Italy
Romei

Romei

Street via G. di Vittorio 7 Scarperia (50038) Italy
SILON

SILON

Street PRUMYSLOVA 451 PLANA NAD LUZNICI (391 02) Czech Republic
Sioen

Sioen

Street Fabriekstraat 23 Ardooie (8850) Belgium
Total Corbion

Total Corbion

Arkelsedijk 46 4206 AC Gorinchem The Netherlands
UBESOL

UBESOL

Street la Costera, 9 ATZENETA D'ALBAIDA (46869) Spain
WEAREBIO

WEAREBIO

Street Narva Maantee 5 Tallinn (10117) Estonia

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This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 837761.