Challenge: New Materials and Technologies to Improve Packaging and Polymer Sustainability


Plastic waste and its impact on the planet is a broad, systemic issue that our consumers care deeply about, and which requires a holistic response. To deliver on our goals of making all Packaging Recyclable by 2025, we are committed to using recyclable packaging as part of our active contribution to reduce packaging waste and establish a circular economy for packaging.

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The Seeker is looking for direct food contact applications which can replace plastic films and aluminium foil laminates, both for barrier and non-barrier applications with alternatives that can be recycled with current recycling capabilities that fit the circular economy – both flex and rigid. It can be utilized to catalyze the accelerated breakdown of the polyolefin polymers into monomers potentially available for upcycling back into usable polymers or other uses and simple and effectively reduce gum waste in the environment.

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 9:29 p.m. EEST, July 26, 2021.

Source: Herox