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Food scraps could become environmentally friendly plastic

Published: 05 December 2018 by KTN
  • National Funding

UK to lead the world in development of sustainable packaging thanks to up to £60 million of new government funding, including food scraps potentially being transformed into environmentally-friendly plastic bags and cups

smart labels on packaging could end confusion over what rubbish goes in which recycling bin and sustainable packaging with a living sell-by-date could show consumers when food is going off to reduce food waste

new bioeconomy sector strategy and world-leading standards to help boost the bioeconomy as we move to a greener, cleaner economy – part of our modern Industrial Strategy launched almost a year ago

Household food scraps could be transformed into environmentally-friendly plastic bags and cups, thanks to up to £60 million of new government funding.

Innovators are being challenged to make the UK a world-leader in creating sustainable packaging and reduce the impact of harmful plastics on the environment, as the UK seizes the economic opportunity of the global shift to greener, cleaner economies – a key part of the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy.

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