Biowaste project focuses on PHA

A 3.5-year project that aims to turn urban biowaste into resources such as food additives, condiments, bio-solvents and bioplastics has been launched by Spanish Plastics Technology Centre Aimplas.

The WaysTUP! project will aim to improve perceptions of urban biowaste as a local resource and promote consumer participation in separate collection of urban biowaste for recovery.

Aimplas’s role in the project will be to produce packaging from PHA sourced from coffee and oil waste. PHA will first be formulated so it can be extruded, the sheet will be manufactured and the packaging will then be thermoformed.

The project will involve 26 research partners, local authorities, businesses and city networks.