New project Greenpack: producing prototypes of fully recyclable PET trays for food

14 February 2014

The main scientific and technological objective of the Greenpack project is to produce prototypes of fully recyclable PET trays for food preservation by using recycled PET (R-PET).
The proposed idea is to provide a mono-material tray in virgin PET (for food tact) and R-PET for the rest of the tray. The necessary barrier properties will be guaranteed by an active oxygen barrier.
The recycling model will focus on the management of a "cradle to cradle" loop, from and to the starting manufacturing process, promoting the reduction of manufacturing costs and the carbon foot print of PET packaging for food (News Release British Plastics Federation, 4 February 2014).
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