End: jun 2022
Start: apr 2019
The project aims to develop environmentally friendly food packaging solutions where the use of plastic packaging is limited to where plastics is environmentally preferable to other materials and needed to preserve food quality through distribution, storage and use.
|External project link||Project website at Cristin|
|Start - end date||01.04.2019 - 30.06.2022|
|Project manager||Cecilia Askham, Østfoldforskning|
|Division||Division of Environment and Natural Resources|
|Department||Bioresources and Recycling Technologies|
|Total budget||NOK 11,2|
The project will gain new knowledge and capacity in the Norwegian food industry about the role of plastics as a food-packaging material in a sustainability perspective. Focus will be on the functions of plastic packaging related to preserving and distributing the product, the risk of wrongful disposal and environmental impacts through the value chain.
Within the project, NIBIO will work on identification and fate studies of plastics, particularly related to fragmentation and behavior in soil.