12-10-2017 Paptic, a Finnish company producing environmentally friendly alternative to plastic wins Expo Live grant An innovative wood-based alternative to plastic packaging and bags has led Finnish start-up Paptic Ltd to win an Expo Live grant from organisers of the next World Expo, being held in Dubai in 2020.

Paptic’s innovative idea, PAPTIC®, consists mainly of renewable materials – mostly wood fibre – and is 80 percent biodegradable. It is also more durable than paper and can be recycled similarly to cardboard.

Expo 2020 Dubai’s Expo Live programme has an allocation of USD 100 million to back projects that offer creative solutions to pressing challenges that impact people’s lives, or help preserve the world – or both. Organisers are looking for projects that would not reach their full potential without its support.

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