Area: Economía Circular
Applicability of the use of chemical markers for the discrimination of black coloured plastics during the recycling of children’s products- TRACER
A research project in which chemicals, called markers, are used in the development of new plastic formulations. Simultaneously, a tailor-made vision system is being developed to detect and read the presence of these markers in the sorting plant and, consequently, to facilitate their sorting for the recycling of black plastics.View more
The European Plastics Strategy, by means of the Green Deal & Circular Economy Action Plan 2.0, addresses the need for new methods to reliably calculate, verify and report the recycled content in products, thus boosting the increase of recycled content in everyday products against the use of virgin materials.View more
Plastic economy has been based from its start in linear managing producing overwhelming amounts of waste. This compromises the sustainability of human activities and, therefore, threatens our wellbeing degrading our ecosystems.
Setting circular business models requires increasing and adapting the Knowledge and awareness of the companies, as well as skills boosting of both, former and new entrants to the economic system.
Beer brewing within the EU generates over 6 million tonnes of bagasse and a million tonnes of yeast. Bagasse is rich in protein and dietary fibre. However, 20% of bagasse waste gets disposed of in landfill sites, thus leading to a loss of a high value-added product.View more
Development of new recycled materials from waste of multilayer pet containers for footwear, toy and construction applications – RECImPET
29.1 million tonnes of plastic waste is being generated within Europe on an annual basis, 17.8 million tonnes of which pertain to packaging. Within the latter, still over 7 million tonnes are incinerated while 3.3 million tonnes are disposed of in landfill sites, thus having an impact on the environment and the sustainability of the planet.View more
Advanced production of biodiesel from animal waste using supercritical technology – LIFE Superbiodiesel
In Europe more than 17 million tons of animal by-products (SANDACH) are processed, which produces 2.85 million tons of animal fat. Part of this animal fat processed in Europe is just disposed of in rubbish tips or it is incinerated.View more
The circular business models have aroused great interest recently. Although their benefits are remarkable, the process involved in a transition to a circular business model is, for many entrepreneurs and companies, a changeover that entails a lot of uncertainty. Some of the most common questions asked are related to the resulting implications of the final business model, what skills and knowledge we need, how our value chain partners will respond, how long, how much effort and money will be required.View more