On May 13th, 2021, the UPLIFT project held an online meeting together with the initiatives upPE-T and PRESERVE to explore future collaborations with other similar projects under the framework of BioPlastics within the food and drink packaging sector. The core of the session was to introduce the project’s scope and share some of the best practices to collaborate.

During the session, the upPE-T project explained their role in upcycling polyethylene (PE) and polyethylene terephthalate to generate biodegradable bioplastics; PRESERVE showcased its approach about high performance sustainable bio-based packaging with the tailored end-of-life and upcycled secondary use; for their part, the UPLIFT project presented the concept to biologically depolymerise bio- and fossil-based plastic packaging waste and convert it into more renewable and easily upcyclable polymers.

With the strong competencies of the three projects, UPLIFT, upPE-T, and PRESERVE will be able to explore new collaboration ideas that will boost the development of BioPlastics of food and drink packaging.

The UPLIFT Project explores new related projects to collaborate with under the Upcycling BioPlastics of food and drinks packaging topic