The University of British Columbia Okanagan has received $1M through the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada to support the creation of new bioplastics using materials that would be sent to the landfill. UBCO will help local businesses implement circular economy practices by reusing, repairing, refurbishing, remanufacturing, repurposing, and recycling products and materials. The funding will help UBCO provide the engineering expertise needed to keep industrial materials out of the landfill, buy new equipment, and expand its capacity for supporting the circular economy. The funding was announced at the official launch of UBCO’s Clean Tech Hub, a space that will support innovation and industry collaborations to support Canadian companies in bringing new technology to the market. Newswire| Kelowna Capital News Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.