Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and Cré are delighted to announce commencement of a research project on BioPost – ‘Sustainable, biodegradable, compostable and recyclable plastics for packaging and end-of-life management’. This project is funded under the EPA Research Programme 2014-2020. The EPA Research Programme is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.
BioPost aim is to develop sustainable environmentally friendly plastics to address the real world problems of current plastics. BioPost will focus on using commercially available and indigenous novel biodegradable polymers and develop composites suitable for packaging applications and evaluate their end-of-life options: separation from mixed plastic waste, recyclability, compostability and biodegradability under standard industrial conditions.
Currently the project is recruiting researchers to work on the project and details are attached.