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Biopolymer Breakdown


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Xinova is interested in learning what hurdles exist to the creation of a circular economy of scale for the use of biopolymers for food packaging applications.


Opportunity Details:

Environmental concerns have led to an increased focus on sustainable packaging in multiple industries, including food and beverage. One strategy has been the use of biopolymer-based materials rather than synthetic or recycled plastics. However, the use of these materials has not yet reached widespread adoption.

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Applicants must meet the requirements below in order to apply: Expertise in at least one of the following: -Materials sciences -Polymer science -Bio-compostable, bio-degradable or bio-compatibles molecules -Food Packaging and Manufacturing -Technical report writing Familiarity with market research methodologies and practices

Availability to complete report by March 2nd, 2020



$1,000 USD (Expected time for work to be completed: 10-12 hours)

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