Our Showcase Page highlights some of the available solutions evaluated through FRESHPPACT. The aim is to enable knowledge sharing and provide you with the ability to get in touch if you are interested in a collaboration or other opportunities.



Challenge Category: Agricultural Mulch

Solution Type: Material Substitution, Accelerated biodegradation 

We are currently developing biodegradable mulch films, with tailorable service life, but which biodegrade once buried in the soil. The project is also sponsored by FCDO under the Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution (SMEP) Programme. We will run field trials as from April 2023, and we propose to do some field trials in Ghana for pineapples.



Challenge Category: Workwear, Agricultural Mulch, Packaging

Solution Type: Material Substitution, Accelerated biodegradation, Improved manufacturing, New working practices or protocols, Extended shelf life for fruit

Compostable bio plastic, Biodolomer® fulfils the requirements of the existing standards for compostable and biodegradable polymers, because it can be degraded by microorganisms. It has been already successfully used on all three applications. It is also able to increase the shelf life of fruit.



Challenge Category: Material Substitution, Improved manufacturing, Recycling, New working practices or protocols

Solution Type: Workwear, Packaging

1. Workwear. We have identified a major multinational user of workwear / PPE using synthetic polymers to explore viable options using natural fibres. This gives us clarity on design, materials and price point to complete a POC (Proof of Concept) capable of moving to a MVP (Minimum Viable Product) that would generate orders from the identified partner. The POC would table our approach to identify the best fit on materials sourcing and manufacture within Ghana achieving standards for other markets. We have established links to existing textile manufacturer in Accra and have access to raw materials in various locations across Ghana. There is potential to collaborate on how we can transform raw materials into fabric.
2. Single Use Plastic. We have identified users in food service and retail to give us a clear insight into current materials used; propensity to biodegrade (or not). From this we will complete a POC capable of moving to a Minimum Viable Product from our collaboration with a major user the means to generate orders and scale up. There is potential to collaborate on materials.



Challenge Category: Workwear, Agricultural Mulch, Packaging

Solution Type: Material Substitution, accelerated biodegradation, recycling, New working practices or protocols

IBiotech Ltd intend to submit a range of solutions for each category. Generally, we are proposing methods of breakdown waste materials, workwear or single use plastics, and then the bioconversion of this waste into bioplastics for the production of mulch material or other biomaterials. We also have ideas for carbon capture and soil enrichment projects.



Challenge Category: Packaging

Solution Type: Material Substitution, Accelerated biodegradation, Recycling

Kelpi has pioneered a smart (patent-pending) bioplastic material derived from seaweed, which can be applied to paper and card, is compostable and allows the substrate to be recycled after use.



Challenge Category: Agricultural Mulch, Packaging, Workwear

Solution Type: Research

Premise is an on demand data insights platform which crowdsources data from a network of millions of people worldwide. With Premise, you can conduct market research to assess needs, sentiment and impact and map the waste supply chain in countries across the world, including Ghana.



Challenge Category: Agricultural Mulch

Solution Type: Material Substitution

We intend to use selected waste materials from agriculture and certain bioplastics to produce activated-mulch films, that will be biodegradable and also aid soil moisture retention.



Challenge Category: Packaging, Workwear

Solution Type: Circular Economy - Reuse/Refill platform

Veribli creates smart products and smart packaging though RFID and QR-code technology delivering rich content directly to your consumers through a simple tap of a mobile phone.

Providing verified sustainability and CSR credentials as well as interactive content all based around RFID technology to track assets using UHF technology and HF (NFC) technology to promote consumer interaction, creating smart products and smart packaging that can deliver content and incentivise consumers to play their role in a circular system.