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Innovative designs to enable plastic packaging circular economy

Project description

Introducing biobased polymers in circular economy loops

Fancy a swim in… plastic? Scientists warn our oceans will contain more plastics than fish (by weight) by 2050 when the production of plastic packaging will exceed 250 million metric tonnes. Currently around 26 billion tonnes of plastic waste are generated every year in Europe alone. Worse still is that more than 70 % of this waste is not recycled. Most of the disposed plastics cannot be recycled and are not degradable. The EU-funded NATURE project is working on an innovative research training programme, which will be at the starting lines of the circular economy. For instance, it will boost knowledge about the synthesis of new biobased polymeric materials where the polymers are designed based on their performance and their recyclability.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Coordinator

POLYKEY POLYMERS SL
Address
Avenida Tolosa 72
20018 San Sebastian
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 495 222,12

Participants (2)

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 598 384,32
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments