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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-CIRC-2016TwoStage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 843 045

Participants (20)

UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY
Japan
EU contribution
€ 813 500
Address
Jingumae 5 Chome 53-70
150 8925 Shibuya Ku Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 324 252,50
Address
University Drive
NN1 5PH Northampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MGG POLYMERS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 444 892
Address
Wipark, 12. Strasse 8
3331 Kematen An Der Ybbs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SITRAPLAS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 186 987,50
Address
Maybachstrasse 23
32257 Bunde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 589 625
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 886 458,34
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 750 500
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ONA PRODUCT SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 102 427,50
Address
Alfara Del Patriarca, Calle San Bartolome 28
46115 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CIRCULAR DEVICES OY

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 170 362,50
Address
Maarintie 6
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECODOM-CONSORZIO ITALIANO PER IL RECUPERO E RICICLAGGIO ELETTROD
Italy
EU contribution
€ 668 625
Address
Via Lepetit 40
20020 Lainate
Activity type
Other
KUNSTSTOFFWEB GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 97 212,50
Address
Saalburgstrasse 157
61350 Bad Homburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PEZY GROUP BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 344 942,50
Address
Sleepboot 11
3991 CN Houten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UL INTERNATIONAL FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 293 212,50
Address
Route De L'orme Des Merisiers Immeuble Explorer Es Technologique Saint Aubin
91190 Saint Aubin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL BUREAU
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
Rue Des Deux Eglises 14-16
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 672 062,50
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 105 000,88
Address
High Tech Campus 5
5656 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WHIRLPOOL EMEA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 283 325
Address
Via Carlo Pisacane 1
20016 Pero
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROLABIN & TEFARM SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 227 683,75
Address
Via Dell'acciaio Num 9
06134 Perugia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE IMAGINATION FACTORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 236 250
Address
38 Lawrence Road
W5 4XH London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 146 630,75
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)