“Climate Smart Urban Development Challenge” project supports fight against plastics, this year` s theme of the World Environment Day

In anticipation of the World Environment Day, this year celebrated with the slogan “Beat Plastic Pollution! If you can`t reuse it, refuse it”, we supported within the “Innovation Challenge”, project idea of the Faculty of Chemistry, University in Belgrade which introduces new biomaterials which could replace use of commercial plastic.

The project idea introduces new materials, such as production of innovative biopolymer composites based on microbial exopolysaccharides and waste from wood processing, paper and agricultural industries, which could potentially replace some of the commercial plastics (fossil fuel derived plastics) in different areas of use.

“Climate Smart Urban Development Challenge” project is implemented by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, with the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the financial support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF).