Citruspack – Revalorization strategies within the circular economy for the use of citrus waste in green packaging and cosmetics.
July 1st, 2017 – June 30th, 2020
The project aims to demonstrate that sustainability and efficiency can be applied to agricultural and industrial practices by researching and boosting the potential of byproducts through their valorisation in a number of new value chains. These vegetal side products, which origin is based on transformation processes, will be used as natural additives for the reinforcement of 100% biodegradable plastic bottles and containers. In addition, the cycle is completed using other elements for creams composition.
In this way the project intends to valorise a maximum 80% of the raw material generated in the transformation process. At the end of the project researchers and participating companies will offer three solutions with high added value into the packaging and cosmetic sector. The juice bottles will be the first demonstrator. Besides being biobased and eco-friendly, bottles will have to comply with very serious technical requirements.
In addition creams with natural additives from these by-products will be fabricated. The packaging will be also reinforced with the same material than the bottles.
OWS nv (Belgium), AMC Innova Juice And Drinks S.L. (Spain), EROSKI (Spain), Plastipolis (France) and TECOS (Slovenia)
Industrial compostability testing, LCA, LCC and social LCA.
Mr. Steven Verstichel