GUACAPACK Project: New sustainable packaging with labels and additives extracted from the avocado

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The GUACAPACK Project, funded by the Valencian Innovation Agency, aims to use renewable sources to develop an innovative biodegradable packaging system that includes barrier labels and antioxidant additives from avocado waste that will extend food’s shelf life by 15%.

When avocados are processed for use in food items, the amount of waste produced can account for more than 45% of the total weight of the avocado. In order to make use of this waste and extend the shelf life of prepared products, AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, is developing the GUACAPACK Project, funded by the Valencian Innovation Agency (AVI). The project is led by the company ITC Packaging and the Universidad de Alicante’s research group on Polymer and Nanomaterial Analysis (Nanobiopol-UA) is also taking part. 


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