Since the 1980s, orange production has continued to increase across the world, and in 2014, orange production clocked in at 68,925,200 tonnes, with much of the fruit being used to make products like jams, marmalades and juices – all of which result in waste orange peels on a massive scale (around 3.8 million tonnes of waste a year). In Italy alone, about 700,000 tonnes of waste materials and by-products from citrus production are produced every year. To make the most of this local resource, science, fashion, manufacturing, government, education and innovators have all identified a potential valuable feedstock from both orange peel and orange pulp.
The BioArt Gallery presents promising feedstock and its related bioeconomy applications in everyday life with 60 stunning pictures. It offers an innovative approach of showcasing to the public some examples of bio-based products and applications currently available in the market through several examples: cosmetics, nutraceuticals, tissues, toys and sport, disposable tableware, cleaning products, gadgets, and much more.
The BioArt Gallery has been displayed to the public in severall incredible venues throughout Europe, and now BIOVOICES makes it available to you through an interactive digital platform!