Interdisciplinary Platform for Sustainable Plastics towards a Circular Economy

Biochemical genetic improvement and circular bioeconomy of horticultural plants Group (HORTGENyECO)

Prof. Antonio Heredia Bayona

Institute for Mediterranean and Subtropical Horticulture "La Mayora"

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Av. Louis Pasteur, 49; 29010 Málaga (Spain)

Telf.: +34 952131940              e-mail:

Main Research Lines / Participation in SusPlast:

  • Sustainable manufacture of innocuous and biodegradable bioplastics through ecological and easily scalable technologies that can be used in different fields such as food packaging, textiles and biomedicine, among others
  • Bioplastics inspired by the plant cuticle
  • Cellulose-based biopastics and cellulose-rich raw materials
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