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.
SeaCH4NGE aims to reduce methane (CH4) emission from cattle and increase product quality.
EIT Food West and Growzer launch a circular ecosystem against food waste in the catering and food industry. From a circular perspective, the waste of one player is the raw material for another.
The aim of this project is to make tuber or root-based snacks healthier to meet demand for healthier snacks in developed markets and deliver needed nutrients through commonly consumed foods in developing countries.
EIT Water: nearly 80% of the world’s population might be exposed to water insecurity due to climate change
The cross-KIC initiative - which brings together EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing, and EIT Raw Materials - focuses on accelerating innovation commercialization of technological solutions for challenges faced at....
As part of the European Green Deal, the Farm to Fork Strategy sets out a vision to change the way Europeans value food sustainability and to position Europe as....