WP5 - Assessing the environmental impact of the new biodegradable materials;
Workpackage Leader: Lilia Ahme - SIK - Institutet för Livsmedel och Bioteknik AB
WP objectives: he objective of this workpackage is to assess the environmental performance of the developed materials and packaging solutions. Life cycle analysis will enable to quantify the values of the associate indicators of environmental impacts listed by ANPA (Agenzia Nazionale Protezione Ambiente). Organic (biodegradability in natural environment) and energy recovery (combusting ability) as well as (terrestrial and aquatic) ecotoxicity will complete this study of environmental impacts by a comprison with conventional packaging solution. Upstream, environmental impact will be used as specification for the selection of options in WP1. Downstream, it will be used to improve/optimize the packaging constituents and materials processing conditions developed in WP2 and WP3.