Removing toxic flame retardants supports recycling and reuse of materials
Flame retardants are chemicals added to materials to prevent the start or growth of a fire. They have been used in a myriad of consumer and construction products since the 1970s, but many have now been banned because they can remain in the environment for years, accumulating to toxic levels over time. Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are among these and CREAToR is developing a process to remove them from waste materials in the building and construction (B&C) and electrical and electronic equipment sectors. Even better, they are creating a circular economy, revalorising the 'clean' materials for use in new B&C insulation panels as well as creating a path to reuse them in the automotive and aerospace sectors.
- H2020-EU.3.5.4. - Enabling the transition towards a green economy and society through eco-innovation
- H2020-EU.188.8.131.52. - Promote the sustainable supply and use of raw materials, including mineral resources, from land and sea, covering exploration, extraction, processing, re-use, recycling and recovery
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