Finlands Akademi
Sökande / Kontakt person Harlin, Ali
Organisation Teknologiska forskningscentralen VTT Ab
Projektets titel New packaging solutions for people, planet and business (PACKAGE-HEROES)
Beslutnr 320215
Beslutsdatum 26.11.2018
Finansierings period 01.11.2018 - 31.12.2021
Finansiering 1 484 080
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Beskrivning av projektet
Package-Heroes project searches for packaging service solutions, addressing simultaneously food protection and the global, constantly increasing concern of plastic packaging waste. Annually, around 26 million tons of plastic waste is generated in EU, of which 59% comes from packaging. Simultaneously, consumer habits and needs are changing towards valuing environmental and welfare qualities, e.g. local food services. These global drivers offer great opportunities for the forerunners to reorient their business. Project engages business actors, public authorities, NGOs and citizen-consumers to co-create measures to overcome the above-mentioned challenges. We envision desirable packaging concepts, identify new consumption patterns, investigate biomaterial's scalability and assess environmental impacts. Finally, based on all generated knowledge we identify potential policy mixes in the Finnish national context to boost the formation of globally competitive business ecosystems.