Show side menu

CIRCUL-A-BILITY: Thinking packaging for circular and sustainable food supply chains of the future

Starting date: 29/10/2020 End date: 28/10/2024
Programme: Food Quality and Technology

Financing entities:

The objectives of this project are:

  1. Generate a multidisciplinary network for knowledge sharing; this will be achieved by coordinating meetings and comparing results and best practices between disciplines. This will also contribute to the promotion of EU cultural diversity by fostering networking between different researchers, diverse in age, experience, and geographical provenience, type of research institution, industry background and cultural heritage.
  2. Develop a common understanding, harmonize methodologies, identify gaps for knowledge creation and create scientific consensus, facilitate adoption of best practices. This will also bring to the co-creation of new sustainable solutions, as the Action will raise a new, holistic approach to circularity and sustainability of food products.
  3. Coordinate development/ training of Early Carear Investigators (ECIs) with a new, circular approach to food packaging design. The gender balance will be ensured.
  4. Become a hub for policy makers and end users, by establishing a communication platform that will link science, producers, industry, SMEs, NGOs, media policy makers through strong science based solutions. Create long-standing, collaborative research and industrial teams. This will include a web site, posting position papers and model systems available to all network members.