Enabling circular and bio-based packaging – a techno-economic approach

Holistic circular and bio-based packaging solutions, including technologies and business models, will be developed through close collaborations with industrial actors along the value chain from material production, packaging design and converting, brand owners and end users, to recycling companies. Solutions originated from existing linear economy systems that do not fit circular economy systems need to be transformed. The outcome of the project is expected to accelerate innovations in phasing out fossil-based packaging and enabling reusable fibre-based packaging. The project will also contribute to four of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of UN.


RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden, Billerud Sweden AB, DS Smith Packaging Sweden AB, Epiroc Drilling Tools AB, Fiskeby Board AB, Holmen Paper AB, Ragn-Sells Recycling AB, Original RePack Oy, Sandvik Mining and Construction Tools AB and AB Sundplast.

Budget & time plan

The project’s total budget is 6,7 MSEK and the project runs for 2,5 years – between November 2022 and April 2025.