UCCCB was present at the Plastics Technology Exhibition held at the University of Coimbra

The University of Coimbra Bacteria Culture Collection (UCCCB) participated in the Plastics Technology Exhibition promoted within the presentation of the 2nd Progress Report of the Portuguese Pact for Plastics. The event took place on 16th February 2023 at the University of Coimbra and was attended by the Portuguese Secretary of State for the Environment, Hugo Polido Pires, the Executive Director of Smart Waste Portugal, Luísa Magalhães, and the Rector of the University of Coimbra, Amílcar Falcão.

In this exhibition, UCCCB was alongside its partner project PHAsFilm, which aims to produce biodegradable bacterial polymers to be used in the creation of antimicrobial and biocompatible films. By securing the unique bacteria used in the PHAsFilm project, the UCCCB reinforces its commitment to sustainability and its support towards the transition to a bio-based economy.