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European Commission launches €7.8 million
Research and Innovation project on upcycling
bio plastics of food and drinks packaging
European Commission launches €7.8 million Research and Innovation project on upcycling bio plastics of food and drinks packaging


The €7.8 million project ‘upPE-T’ will champion the upcycling of food and drink packaging PE & PET post-consumer wastes to obtain high value products that will be used in the production of a PHBV range for food & drink packaging manufacturing.


The upPE-T project will contribute to upcycling up to 60% of food and drink packaging plastic waste by 2030 and develop a viable roadmap to ensure that 60% of the above packaging will be produced from renewable sources by 2030.


The 4-year project will also increase awareness among EU citizens of products and materials upcycling capacity, bring positive environmental benefits by decreasing 85.6% CO2 compared to conventional plastics production, contribute to European and international standards and certification schemes.