Social Innovation Management for Bioplastics (SIMBIO) is a joint project between researchers in Canada, Brazil, Poland, and the United Kingdom. We are using a social innovation approach to address the environmental and social challenges of bioplastic packaging throughout its entire supply chain from production to end-of-life management. As plastic pollution is a global problem, the solution needs to be developed with a global context and cannot be isolated to one region or country. This requires close collaboration of research team members on both sides of the Atlantic to work on a solution to bioplastics that is viable and scalable to multiple locales.
For more information about each of the partner countries, please follow the links below.