No-Waste biodegradable packaging

Summary: 

The agricultural by-products are a huge pool of untapped biomass resources. The aim of the No-Agricultural Waste (NoAW) project is to turn agricultural waste into resources. This is one of the key elements of a "near-zero-waste-society".

In the case of the Short Food Supply Chains by the primary production in the agriculture the exploitation of the nascent agricultural by-products for raw material would be practical and useful. The agricultural wastes can be converted into raw material of other products, e.g. can be used as a raw material of green packaging of food products.

Bioplastics are not a single material, but a family of materials with different properties. Non-biodegradable, biodegradable, biobased, fossil-based materials are distinguished. Using agricultural by-products (e.g. straw) as a raw material of food packaging from the point of view of economic and ecologic aspects (waste management) are useful as well in the SFSCs.

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Stakeholder: 
Consumer
Farmer & Cooperative
Industry & Retail
Type: 
Technological
GAIN: 
GAIN I
Involved People: 
Campden BRI Hungary