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New approaches for the valorisation of URBAN bulky waste into high added value RECycled products

Objective

URBANREC project aims to develop and implement an eco-innovative and integral bulky waste management system (enhancing prevention, improving logistics and allowing new waste treatments to obtain high added value recycled products) and demonstrate its effectiveness in different regions. In URBANREC project, Northern, Mediterranean, Eastern and South-eastern areas in Europe are represented by Belgium, Spain, Poland and Turkey, which have very different urban waste recycling rates, from around a 60% in Belgium, 25-30% in Spain, or 20% in Poland, to less than 5% in Turkey.
URBANREC project aims to improve the separation and disassembling of bulky waste - implementing advanced fragmentation techniques to obtain high quality raw materials, promoting innovative valorisation routes for those considered more problematic (PUR foam, mixed hard plastics and mixed textiles), not recycled due to lack of eco-innovative cost-effective solutions.
The waste treatments considered in the project include i) rebonding and chemical glycolisis for the PUR materials, to prepare renewable adhesives, ii) needle felt to obtain isolation panels from textiles, iii) fibre reinforced composites from textiles, iv) wood Plastic composites (WPC) and v) catalytic hydro-gasification with plasma for mixed hard plastics to obtain chemicals or fuel. These treatments will be optimized and implemented at industrial level thanks to the collaboration of the URBANREC partners: top Research Institutes at EU level, and companies interested in obtaining novel eco-friendly products from waste, under a circular economy approach.
All relevant actors in the waste management chain in every country have been also involved as project partners (local authorities and city amenity sites in Belgium, Spain, Poland and Turkey) guaranteeing the implementation of the proposed solutions at local level, adapting them to suit the particular characteristics of each area, ensuring the replication at EU level

Call for proposal

H2020-WASTE-2015-two-stage
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Coordinator

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Address
Valencia Parc Technologic Calle Gustave Eiffel 4
46980 Paterna Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 608 690,50

Participants (20)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 583 682,13
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 627 150
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTYTUT OCHRONY SRODOWISKA - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 149 925
Address
Ulica Krucza 5/11D
00 548 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
IZMIR INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 341 393,76
Address
Gulbahce Urla
35430 Izmir
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIATION DES VILLES ET REGIONS POUR LA GESTION DURABLE DES RESSOURCES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 298 700
Address
Avenue D'auderghem 63
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
IZNAB SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 269 150
Address
Ul. Pory 78
02 757 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOFRAG-MENTATION EUROPE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 994 361
Address
Calle Poeta Jose Cervera Y Grifol,12, 5A,pta 37
46013 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BLUEPLASMA POWER SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 622 151,25
Address
Calle Manuel Azana Num 4, Planta 4, Puerto 4
12006 Castellon De La Plana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAMPF ECO SOLUTIONS GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 190 865,50
Address
Elsasser Strasse 7
66954 Pirmasens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RESCOLL
France
EU contribution
€ 598 482,13
Address
Allee Geoffroy Saint Hilaire 8 Cs 30021
33600 Pessac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROSPUMA SOCIEDADE INDUSTRIAL DE ESPUMAS SINTETICAS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 226 953,97
Address
Rua Dos Lagos 242
4501 855 Espinho
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COLCHONES DELAX SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 255 317,34
Address
Calle Cervantes 23-P°5 - Pta9
46680 Algemesi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROCOTEX CORPORATION SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 273 918,75
Address
Rue Theodor Kluber 8
7711 Dottignies
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VANHEEDE ENVIRONMENT GROUP
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 384 125
Address
Beekstraat 25-27
1080 Sint-jans-molenbeek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERGEMEENTELIJKE MAATSCHAPPIJ VOOR OPENBARE GEZONDHEID IN ZUID-WEST-VLAANDEREN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 652 500
Address
Stadhuis Kortrijk Grote Markt Z/n
8500 Kortrijk
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CONSORCIO VALENCIA INTERIOR V3
Spain
EU contribution
€ 291 926,56
Address
Adarve 5
46300 Utiel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
OPENBARE VLAAMSE AFVALSTOFFENMAATSCHAPPIJ
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 587 750
Address
Stationsstraat 110
2800 Mechelen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DIPUTACION PROVINCIAL DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 265 742,50
Address
Plaza Manises 4
46003 Valencia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MIASTO STOLECZNE WARSZAWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 266 365
Address
Plac Bankowy 3/5
00 950 Warszawa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BORNOVA BELEDIYESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 129 820
Address
Fevzi Cakmak Caddesi 38
35040 Izmir Bornova
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)