LIFE BioTHOP – BioTwine HOP waste transformation into novel product assortments for Packaging and Horticulture Sector

The Slovenian Institute of Hop Research and Brewing (IHPS) with partners from 5 EU states is starting with a European co-funded project LIFE BioTHOP to introduce 100 %biodegradable, recyclable and compostable twine into hop fields, as environmentally friendly alternative to polypropylene twine, which is in use nowadays and which degradation in the nature can last up to 450 years. To fulfil the requirements of the circular economy, partners of the project are aiming to use the hop biomass after harvest, intertwined with this new twine, produce new bioplastic products in horticulture, agricultural and plastic packaging sectors. 

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