CIRCPACK | A New Circular Economy for the Plastic Packaging Sector Value Chain
Towards Circular Economy In The Plastic Packaging Value Chain
Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme
2017 - 2020
- Demonstration and replication of strategies and actions for plastic packaging value chain to facilitate the transition to circular economy principles.
- Validating 100% new biodegradable and cost-competitive materials, from renewable resources
- Material and process design to enable ecient separation and recycling
- Triggering the utilization of recycled material as raw material
- Development of roadmaps concerning regional and national integration strategies for circular plastic value chain
- Developing a life-cycle methodology to assess the performance of CIRC-PACK value chain in terms of circularity improvement.
- Developing new sustainable business models to enable a circular use of plastic materials.
- Bio-based and biodegradable materials and formulations with enhanced functionalities
- Improving circular economy of multimaterial packaging
- Substitution of multi-layered products by biodegradable solutions that deliver similar performance
- Improving separation, recycling and monitoring lines
- Separation and purification of THF (tetrahydrofuran)
- Biobased packaging with biodegradable/compostable functionalities and barrier properties
- Air duct and bumper/skid plate for recycling
- Use of recovered plastics in higher quality applications
- Development for a broader improved strategy for implementation of new circular chains.
- Reduction of carbon emissions and resource depletion through process optimization and real-time monitoring
Work Package Leader
- Recycled material flow and indicator based life cycle analysis for plastic packaging
- Development of environmental performance assessment methodology utilising Industrial Symbiosis performance quantification.
- Support in development of holistic, integrated and optimised CIRC-PACK solution.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation
programme under Grant Agreement No 730423.