Suitable materials for meat, fish & poultry have constraints such as the need for an oxygen barrier & stability at higher temperatures, so wide-scale use of alternatives has so far been low. To counteract this, we will focus on consumer & packaging industry acceptance; ease & efficiency of production; effective function; and effective disposal based on consumer education without contaminating the waste stream. Using full circularity, we will divert non-edible food waste into new value chains in the packaging industry. We will assess the sustainability of the new material using lifecycle analysis & aim to achieve a net-net result for producers & the environment, reducing CO₂ and water use.
Consumer and Manufacturing Driven Alternative Packaging Solutions from Agrifood Waste Streams
We aim to design innovation led packaging for red meat, fish & poultry made from material derived from agrifood waste. The issue of waste plastic in the food industry has led to strong consumer demand for producers & retailers to remove single use & reduce hard-to-dispose plastic.
Developing technology to improve food safety
Lowering the rate of starch digestion is a unique opportunity to maintain normal blood glucose and insulin levels
EIT Food hosted its first FUN&FAN The Afterwork in San Sebastian, Spain, gathering students, entrepreneurs, startups and key actors in agrifood entrepreneurship in the Basque Country. Because....
Innovative market platforms, like Get Wasted and Circado, aim to solve food waste by giving food surpluses, residual flows and waste streams a market value.