Nachhaltiger Umgang mit Kunststoffverpackungen für Lebensmittel / sustainable usage of plastic packaging for food

Bianca Spornraft

Juli / July - 2021

Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg

Bachelor of Arts


The bachelor thesis "Umverpackt" contains a sustainable packaging cycle for food consisting of reusable plastic bags, called "bring-me-bags". With them, consumers can fill up and buy dried goods at zero waste stations. After usage, the empty bags are returned to reverse vending machines in order to get cleaned and provided again at stores. In this way, the "bring-me-bags" combine the advantages of bag-shaped disposable packaging with the sustainable reuse-principle. The goal of this project is to make plastic packaging for food more sustainable. This is achieved by improving the way the material is handled, rather than replacing it. Because of the versatile uses for plastic, its demand will continue to exist. However, for an environmentally friendly future, it must no longer be conceived as a disposable material, but as a resource that is worth recycling.