Developing and Implementing Sustainability-Based Solutions for Bio-Based Plastic Production and Use to Preserve Land and Sea Environmental Quality in Europe


The project BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE addresses the topic „Sustainable solutions for bio-based plastics on land and sea“ (Topic identifier: CE-BG-06-2019), within the focus area „Connecting economic and environmental gains - the Circular Econonmy (CE)“ and will focus on sustainability strategies and solutions for bio-based products to support the Plastics Strategy. This shall include innovative product design and business models facilitating efficient reuse and recycling strategies and solutions, including ensuring the safety of recycled materials when used for toys or packaging food stuffs. In line with the EU strategy on international cooperation in research and innovation and in order to encourage the further replication, the European consortium is complemented by a partner in Malaysia, providing an added value and helping them to address the many problems they face.

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Angelo Paletta

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Scienze Aziendali
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali

Hochschule Fuer Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg(Germany)

Other Participants:
Ivl Swedish Environmental Research Institute (Sweden)
Awi Alfred Wegener Institut Helmholtz Zentrum Fur Polar Und Meeresforschung (Germany)
Manchester Metropolitan University (United Kingdom)
Fraunhofer Ipa (Germany)
Kauno Technologijos Universitetas (Lithuania)
Assobioplastiche Servizi (Italy)
Heng Hiap Industries Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
Arctic Biomaterials Oy Ltd (Finland)
Natureplast Sas (France)
Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (Italy)
Tecnologie Innovative Per Il Controllo Ambientale E Lo Sviluppo Sostenibile Scrl (Italy)
ACIB GmbH-Austrian Center of Industrial Biotechnology (Austria)
Turku University Of Applied Sciences (Tuas) (Finland)
Technische Universitaet Hamburg-Harburg (Germany)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Upm Universidad Politecnica De Madrid (Spain)
Hamburgisches Weltwirtschaftsinstitut Gemeinnuetzige Gmbh (Germany)
Politechnika Lodzka (Technical University Of Lodz) (Poland)
Ecoembalajes Espana, S.A. (Spain)
Prospex Institute (Belgium)
Tallinna Tehnikaulikool (Estonia)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 8.117.529,63
Project Duration in months: 48
Start Date: 01/10/2019
End Date: 30/09/2023

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Responsible consumption and production This project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

UE flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 860407