PRESERVE’s mission is to
- Enhance bio-based packaging in terms of properties that currently limit the application of bioplastics as well as in terms of end-of-life.
- Develop upcycling technologies of plastics for food and drinks packaging transforming them into new materials or products of better quality or environmental value, ensuring that micro-plastics are avoided, with personal care and transport packaging applications.
- Develop novel standards and certification schemes applicable to packaging materials made from recyclable and biodegradable bio-plastic.
Dr Mennella is a content analyst at KNEIA. She helps European institutions communicate their research results to different audiences, enhancing their scientific impact. For the PRESERVE project, she manages a team dedicated to the delivery of communication, dissemination and innovation activities carried out within the project.