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Post-Consumer High-tech Recycled Polymers for a Circular Economy – PolyCE

Objective

Various activities address the WEEE value chain in order to reduce waste generation and enhance the sustainable resource management through use of recycled materials instead of their virgin counterparts. While the system for metals recycling is already well established, the rising volumes of waste plastics point to stalemates in the current plastics economy, which hamper its shift to a more circular model. Although there are individual efforts to improve the collection and recycling of WEEE plastics, the plastics value chain is still too fragmented and WEEE recycled plastics seem unattractive material for the end-user. To shift towards circular economy a systematic transformation is required, involving all actors in the value chain and encompassing the entire lifecycle of plastic materials.
While substantially reducing the WEEE plastics generation and enhancing the use of recycled plastics in new applications, PolyCE will demonstrate the feasibility of circular plastics supply and value chain. In particular, PolyCE will elaborate harmonized set of technical requirements addressing the entire value chain and develop grade system for recycled plastics according to their material properties and final application suitability. Accordingly, PolyCE will strengthen the market for recycled plastics through an online platform integrating the different plastic grades. In parallel, the technical and economic feasibility as well as environmental benefits of using recycled plastics will be validated in several electronics demonstrators. In addition, PolyCE will provide Guidelines for designing new electronics products with recycled plastics. The project’s impact will be scaled up by involving target cities and their green public procurement initiatives; by EU-wide information and awareness raising campaigns. PolyCE will establish a feedback loop from the research activities, provide policy input regarding technical feasibilities and policy conflicts from technical perspective

Call for proposal

H2020-IND-CE-2016-17

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Sub call

H2020-CIRC-2016TwoStage

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Net EU contribution
€ 998 234,90
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (21)

UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY
Japan
Net EU contribution
€ 813 500,00
Address
Jingumae 5 Chome 53-70
150 8925 Shibuya Ku Tokyo

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 324 252,50
Address
University Drive
NN1 5PH Northampton

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Region
East Midlands (England) Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire West Northamptonshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MGG POLYMERS GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 444 892,00
Address
Wipark, 12. Strasse 8
3331 Kematen An Der Ybbs

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Region
Niederösterreich Mostviertel-Eisenwurzen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 190 668,00
SITRAPLAS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 186 987,50
Address
Maybachstrasse 23
32257 Bunde

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Detmold Herford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 80 137,50
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 589 625,00
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 886 458,34
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 750 500,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ONA PRODUCT SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 102 427,50
Address
Alfara Del Patriarca, Calle San Bartolome 28
46115 Valencia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 43 897,50
CIRCULAR DEVICES OY

Participation ended

Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 170 362,50
Address
Maarintie 6
02150 Espoo

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 73 012,50
ECODOM-CONSORZIO ITALIANO PER IL RECUPERO E RICICLAGGIO ELETTROD

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 593 748,03
Address
Via Lepetit 40
20020 Lainate

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KUNSTSTOFFWEB GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 97 212,50
Address
Saalburgstrasse 157
61350 Bad Homburg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Darmstadt Hochtaunuskreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 41 662,50
PEZY GROUP BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 344 942,50
Address
Sleepboot 11
3991 CN Houten

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 147 832,50
UL INTERNATIONAL FRANCE SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 138 022,59
Address
Route De L'orme Des Merisiers Immeuble Explorer Es Technologique Saint Aubin
91190 Saint Aubin

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 59 152,54
EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL BUREAU
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 135 000,00
Address
Rue Des Deux Eglises 14-16
1000 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 672 062,50
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 105 000,88
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven

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Region
Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 45 000,37
WHIRLPOOL EMEA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 283 325,00
Address
Via Carlo Pisacane 1
20016 Pero

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 121 425,00
PROLABIN & TEFARM SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 227 683,75
Address
Via Dell'acciaio Num 9
06134 Perugia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Umbria Perugia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 97 578,75
THE IMAGINATION FACTORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 236 250,00
Address
114 Power Road Studios, Power Road
W4 5PY London

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
London Outer London — West and North West Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 101 250,00
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 146 630,75
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven

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Region
Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 62 841,75
ERION COMPLIANCE ORGANIZATION SCARL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 74 876,98
Address
Via Messina 38
20154 Milan

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00