This page provides an overview of projects which will help move sustainable packaging forward. Project updates and results will be published and you can see which network partners are involved in the different projects.
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This project aims to develop a tool for companies to better support their choice in food packaging design.
GLOPACK intends to facilitate innovative and eco-efficient food packaging for both consumers and companies.
Design for source separation
This project draws upon behaviour design expertise, to help packaging designers understand how the packaging design may be improved to increase correct source separation.
Design for Recycling calculator
With the calculator it is possible to get information on how well the packaging is suited for the sorting and recycling system.
The plastic promise
With the Plastløftet (The plastic promise) companies pledge that they will work on using more recycled plastic, reduce unnecessary plastic and improve design for recycling.
Circular Packaging Design Guidelines
Circular Packaging Design Guideline for common used materials (plastics, paper, glass, metals)
This project aims at closing the loop for PET rigid packaging (excl. PET drink bottles) in Austria.
Community of Practice Laminate Packaging
This Community of Practice will focus on implementing the CEFLEX Design for a Circular Economy Guidelines for metallised flexible packaging.
Platform of Sustainable Packaging Innovators
The aim of this platform is to establish connections between sustainable packaging- and recycling ideas and producers, retailers and recyclers.
International Traceability of industrial packaging waste
Establishing an overview of the quantity, quality and final recycling destinations of registered packaging waste.
Development of Circular PE-film pallet packaging
Demonstrating that stretch- and shrink films for pallet packaging can be recycled economically without loss of quality.
New materials from cellulose fibre
Research towards new materials from cellulose fibres is being executed.
Material research towards sealings of plastics
The University of Twente is running several material related research projects.
Development of product-packaging combinations
The University of Twente targets to support the development of product-packaging combinations which are easier to recycle and reuse, reducing (plastic) waste.