The need to go from the oil economy to a bio-based economy is ever more acknowledged. In our book, From Waste to Value: Valorisation Pathways for Organic Waste Streams in Circular Bioeconomies, we share the research from the SusValueWaste project. The focus is on how streams of organic waste and residues can become valuable products, to speed up the transition towards a circular and sustainable bioeconomy.
Plastic should only be used as part of a food product packaging system where it is proven the most environmentally preferable option relating to climate effects and plastic littering, based on packaging functions required to minimize food waste. Østfoldforskning will, together with BAMA, Q-meieriene and Gartnerhallen, investigate the functionality of the packaging, aiming to minimize the use of plastic as well as food waste.
The Horizon 2020 project Responsible Research and Innovation in Practice (RRI-practice), of which Ostfold Research is a partner, is coming to an end this summer.The project has studied and supported the implementation of RRI policies and actions in 23 research conducting and research funding organisations worldwide. In the same period, the Horizon 2020 project Nucleus is also ending.
Project vision: In a circular economy industrial designers will be able to access the knowledge and materials to enable them to choose recycled plastics as raw materials for new products. Producers will have the knowledge, procedures and supply of recycled plastics required for their products, which will be quality assured and adapted to the customers’ needs. Plastic products placed on the market will be recyclable.