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Initiative 79

Creating bioplastics from processing waste (P.PSH.0632)

The livestock processing industry is constantly searching for the most efficient use of processing by-products.

Research undertaken by Waikato University

What are we doing?

This project is scaling up and demonstrating commercial viability of a process for manufacturing biodegradable plastics from the beef and lamb processing industry’s higher protein waste streams. Such bioplastics are a renewable raw material, offering an opportunity to better utilise processing waste streams.

Timing:

September 2015

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