Nature Fresh European Project for a complete compostable film packaging system
 

DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALISATION OF A COMPLETE

COMPOSTABLE FILM PACKAGING SYSTEM

 

 

Only 14% of the 78 mln tonnes of plastics produced/year is recycled, the remaining part becomes leakage (32%), is landfilled (40%), goes to incineration/energy recovery (14%).

For this reason, the plastic pollution is a growing problem that humanity has to face.

Is it possible to cope plastic pollution while maintaining an equivalent performance level for cling films?

The answer is YES.

Together with an improvement in our recycling chain and systems, compostable plastics are a useful environment-friendly strategy to deal with this issue and the EU-funded “Nature Fresh” project is a response to this need.  

Fabbri Group carried out this project together with its European partners Espera, Teixpac and CTME - to develop a complete compostable packaging solution for the fresh food packaging market (meats, fish, dairy, fruit and vegetables).

Targeting Retailers and Food Processors, the Project aims to develop and commercialise a new sustainable automatic packaging solution by mid-2022 including: a 100% compostable food packaging film with required mechanical, optical and permeability properties for automatic applications, 2 automatic wrapping machines (one to be operated in a food processor industrial environment, the other in retail back-stores), a 100% compostable label as well as the adhesive and the label application system/machine, all of them being able to work with compostable trays.

 

Full project title

Development and Commercialisation of a complete compostable film packaging system


Title in short

Nature Fresh


Grant agreement ID

869301


Status

Ongoing project


Start date

1 July 2019


End date

31 December 2021


Coordinated by

GRUPPO FABBRI VIGNOLA S.p.A. - Italy
info@gruppofabbri.com


Other participants

ESPERA-WERKE GMBH - Germany
G.F. PACKAGING ESPANA SA - Spain
FUNDACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DE MIRANDA DE EBRO - Spain