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

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

Coordinator

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS

Address

Calle Gustave Eiffel 4 Parque Tecnologico De Paterna
46980 Paterna Valencia

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 589 365

Participants (20)

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 567 297,50

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 627 150

INSTYTUT OCHRONY SRODOWISKA - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 149 925

IZMIR INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 341 393,75

ASSOCIATION DES VILLES ET REGIONS POUR LA GESTION DURABLE DES RESSOURCES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 298 700

IZNAB SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 269 150

ECOFRAG-MENTATION EUROPE SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 994 361

BLUEPLASMA POWER SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 590 073,75

RAMPF ECO SOLUTIONS GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 175 787,50

RESCOLL

France

EU Contribution

€ 598 482,13

EUROSPUMA SOCIEDADE INDUSTRIAL DE ESPUMAS SINTETICAS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 232 927,63

COLCHONES DELAX SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 241 142,13

PROCOTEX CORPORATION SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 273 918,75

VANHEEDE ENVIRONMENT GROUP

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 364 000

INTERGEMEENTELIJKE MAATSCHAPPIJ VOOR OPENBARE GEZONDHEID IN ZUID-WEST-VLAANDEREN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 652 500

CONSORCIO VALENCIA INTERIOR V3

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 333 756,25

OPENBARE VLAAMSE AFVALSTOFFENMAATSCHAPPIJ

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 587 750

DIPUTACION PROVINCIAL DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 335 095

MIASTO STOLECZNE WARSZAWA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 266 375

BORNOVA BELEDIYESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 129 820

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 690103

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2016

  • End date

    30 November 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 978 981,97

  • EU contribution

    € 8 618 970,39

Coordinated by:

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS

Spain