CIRCPACK | A New Circular Economy for the Plastic Packaging Sector Value Chain

Towards Circular Economy In The Plastic Packaging Value Chain

    FRAMEWORK

Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme

Horizon 2020

    DURATION

2017 - 2020

    GALLERY

OBJECTIVES

  • 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.

INNOVATIVE ASPECTS

  • 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

TECHNOLOGIES

  • Separation and purification of THF (tetrahydrofuran)
  • Biobased packaging with biodegradable/compostable functionalities and barrier properties
  • Air duct and bumper/skid plate for recycling

IMPACTS

  • 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

EKODENGE’S ROLE

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.

PROJECT WEBSITE

COORDINATOR

Circe

CONTACT WITH

Beril Şenyurt

Project Team Leader

DOCUMENTS

PROJECT PARTNERS

PROJECT TIMELINE

This project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation
programme under Grant Agreement No 730423.

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