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Upcycling plastic wastes: biopolymers for a circular economy

Project description

Recyclability of single-use plastic personal protection equipment

The COVID-19 pandemic has created more plastic waste due to the increased use of disposable personal protection equipment like masks, gloves, and single-use plastics. In this context, the EU-funded BIOP project will focus on single-use polyethylene and polypropylene that can be upcycled into lighter value-added molecules. In turn, these can be used as building blocks to synthetise new biobased polymeric units in combination with specific biomass-derived platform chemicals. Paving the way towards a circular economy, the project will result in the valorisation of plastic and biomass wastes to produce biopolymers.

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Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 160 932,48