Objective 1: Demonstrate the technical feasibility of enzymatic technologies to degrade PET and PE wastes.

Objective 2: Demonstrate the technical feasibility of the biotechnological production of a range of PHBV biodegradable biopolymers by using the  products resulting from PET and PE enzymatic degradation.

Objective 3: Develop PHBV based compound grades with the required processability and performance for flexible, rigid and semirigid food and drink packaging.

Objective 4: Ensure the sustainability of upPET from an environmental, economic and social point of view, while increasing European citizens' awareness of food and beverage packaging recycling and the concept of upcycling, and developing new standards and certification systems to ensure market acceptance and use of the developed solutions.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 953214.