Food

Shopping for local food without plastic packaging

How can an aquaponic farm pack its produced foods in a climate-friendly and low-plastic way?

Plastic packaging allows easy and safe shipping, as well as storage of various products and is widely used. But the consequent amount of packaging waste is a danger to the environment. So how can plastic waste be reduced or even avoided from packaging?
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Challenge description

The registred association Aufbruch am Arrenberg e.V. wants to build a city farm that enables food production in the city. For this purpose, an aqua-ponic farm will be created, which ensures a sustainable production through closed resource cycles. Products will be fish, vegetables, herbs, shellfish and insects. In order to operate a sustainable farm, besides a sustainable production process, it is important to develop and establish sustainable solutions for packaging as well.

Challenge vision

In order to operate a sustainable farm, the solutions for the following three fields need to be climate-friendly and as garbage-free as possible:

  1. Sales packaging of various fresh foods for selling in a shop
  2. Outer packaging for storage and preservation of food by production surplus
  3. Transport packaging of food for climate-neutral transport systems

The legal regulations for foods such as hygiene and cooling and the possibilities of climate-neutral logistics have to be considered.

The challenge is hosted by Aufbruch am Arrenberg e.V.

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