Blog: Supporting societal transition through partial organisation?

Could understanding societal transitions as being partially organized help in finding ways to accelerate the transition towards sustainable food packaging? Societal transitions, like the move towards sustainable food packaging studied in Package-Heroes, are nonlinear, disruptive systemic shifts. The actors in the system experience pressure to change from outside their system, for instance due to innovations or shifting norms and values. The pressures on food packaging to move to more sustainable …

Blog: Food package protects also during state of emergency

Most of us have already been influenced by the outbreak of coronavirus. For example, I have locked myself home. My gratitude is with the people who keep our society moving like doctors, nurses, cleaners, teachers, shopkeepers, food producers and even packaging producers to name a few. I really appreciate your efforts in keeping our society functional, people alive and making sure that there is packed healthy food in every fridge …

Demo packaging cases selected

The research in Package-Heroes project will be performed and demonstrated by using demo packaging cases. In these demo cases we will either substitute or reduce the use of non-degradable plastics in food packaging, and study the acceptance, feasibility and holistic sustainability of the proposed solutions. During the project’s first year, we have clarified the current use and performance of cellulose-based materials in food packaging. We have mapped the already existing …

Blog: Reducing single-use plastics in food delivery by a “Green App”?

Four student groups decided to take up the challenge presented by Package-Heroes project and CLIC Innovation in a challenge camp called #10days100challenges. The teams had 10 days to figure out solutions to the challenge of reducing single-use plastic in food delivery. Team Plastic not Fantastic and their Green App solution was selected as the winner. The team now introduces their solution in this blog. “During the #10days100challenges event, our team …