FISH chitinolytic biowastes FOR FISH active and sustainable packaging material
- Circular Economy: from bio-waste of the seafood sector to a new active and sustainable material for fish packaging.
- Blue Economy: longer fish shelf life thanks to the antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of the packaging.
- Environmental Challenges: help to reduce sea and terrestrial plastic litter and promote the transition towards a fossil-free future.
- Chitin, chitosan and chito-oligosaccharides (COS) production.
- Preparation of lignin nanoparticles bearing chitosan and chito-oligosaccharides.
- Realization and validation of prototypes for fish packaging.
- Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA).
The FISH4FISH project aims to produce innovative active and sustainable packaging material based on chitinolytic derivatives, using marine biomass wastes. Such packaging enhance fish shelf-life and, once it is wasted, it can be used as fertilizer and microbial preservatives for plants.
- Environmental and socio-economic impacts:
–reduce plastic litter
– give new value to the fish industry waste
– enhance competitiveness of fish-processing industry
– reduce food waste
- Implement SDSN Global Goals:
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure;
12.sustainable consumption and production patterns;
13. combat climate change and its impacts
14.Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources