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Improvement of the plastic packaging waste chain from a circular economy approach

Objective

The European plastic market is not currently aligned with the circular economy. More than 25.8 million tonnes of plastic waste are produced per year in the EU28 being recycled only 29.7%. This represents a clear loose in the plastic market loop (losses of €10.56bn). Moreover, this goes against the EU legislation on waste (high environmental impact; 23.8 Mt of CO2).
Low recycling rates of plastic are mainly due to the situation of packaging waste (i.e. main plastic waste fraction), since it is mainly domestic residue and consequently the quality of the material collected depends on the system of segregation available and the environmental awareness of citizens.

PlastiCircle aims to develop and implement a holistic process to increase recycling rates of packaging waste in Europe. This will allow to reprocess again plastic waste in the same value chain (i.e. Circular economy; closure of plastic loop). This process is based on four axes: collection (to increase quantity of packaging collected), transport (to reduce costs of recovered plastic), sorting (to increase quality of recovered plastic), and valorization in value-added products (i.e. foam boards, automotive parts like engine covers/bumpers/dashboards, bituminous roofing membranes, garbage bags, asphalt sheets/roofing felts and urban furniture like fences/benches/protection walls).

The target is to increase collection from 81.7% to 87% and valorization in a 9.8%. The implementation of PlastiCircle approach in Europe have the potential to increase collected plastic in 861,250t (reaching 14.14 Mt) and valorization in 1.59Mt. The valorization of this new material, represents a market value of €2.86bn-€7.95bn. Taking into account current figures of the plastic sector (turnover €350bn, 62,000 companies, 1.45M employees), this could imply creation of 500-1400 new companies and the generation of 11,900-33,000 new jobs in the medium to long term if PlastiCircle approach is extended in a EU level.

Call for proposal

H2020-IND-CE-2016-17

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Sub call

H2020-CIRC-2016TwoStage

Coordinator

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 010 750,00
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 1 Parque Tecnologico De Valencia
46980 Paterna
Spain

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Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (22)

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 58 698,81
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
AXION RECYCLING LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 260 137,50
Address
Bankfield House Bankfield Mill Regent Road
L20 8RQ Liverpool

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
North West (England) Merseyside Liverpool
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 111 487,50
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 313 000,00
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano

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Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
GEMEENTE UTRECHT
Netherlands
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€ 556 500,00
Address
Stadsplateau 1
3521 AZ Utrecht

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West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
FUNDACION DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA PARA LA PROMOCION ESTRATEGICA EL DESARROLLO Y LA INNOVACION URBANA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 328 625,00
Address
Plaza Ayuntamiento 1
46002 Valencia

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
MUNICIPALITY OF ALBA IULIA
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 163 625,00
Address
Calea Motilor 5 A
510134 Alba Iulia

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Macroregiunea Unu Centru Alba
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
MESTNA OBCINA VELENJE
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 103 781,25
Address
Titov Trg 1
3320 Velenje

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Slovenija Vzhodna Slovenija Savinjska
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SOCIEDAD ANONIMA AGRICULTORES DE LAVEGA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 623 070,00
Address
Plaza De Tetuan 1
46003 Valencia

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Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 267 030,00
POLARIS M HOLDING SRL
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 52 937,50
Address
Str Spiru Haret Pavillon Adm Cam Nr 1 2 A
900126 Costanta

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Macroregiunea Doi Sud-Est Constanţa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 22 687,50
INDUSTRIAS TERMOPLASTICAS VALENCIANAS, S.A.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 150 850,00
Address
Calle Del Cid 24
46970 Alacuas Valencia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 64 650,00
ARMACELL BENELUX SCS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 146 753,00
Address
Rue Des Trois Entites 9
4890 Thimister Clermont

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région wallonne Prov. Liège Arr. Verviers — communes francophones
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 62 894,14
Imperbel N.V.
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 329 043,75
Address
Bergensesteenweg 32
1651 Lot

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 141 018,75
CONSORZIO PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA CULTURA PLASTICA PROPLAST
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 386 250,00
Address
Via Roberto Di Ferro N. 86
15122 Alessandria

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Alessandria
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
HAHN PLASTICS LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 178 806,25
Address
Pilkingtons Site, Rake Lane, Swinton
M27 8LJ Manchester

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Greater Manchester South West
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 76 631,25
ECOEMBALAJES ESPANA, S.A.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 294 500,00
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 83-85
28046 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
Fundacio Knowledge Innovation Market Barcelona
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 311 250,00
Address
Avda Diagonal 452
08006 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
PLASTICSEUROPE AISBL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 192 500,00
Address
Rue Belliard 40
1040 Bruxelles

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 375 375,00
Address
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg Im Breisgau

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Baden-Württemberg Freiburg Freiburg im Breisgau, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
PICVISA MACHINE VISION SYSTEMS SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 285 425,00
Address
Crta Manresa (De) 50
08280 Calaf Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 122 325,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CALAF TECNIQUES INDUSTRIALS SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 74 200,00
Address
Ctra De Manresa Num 50
08280 Calaf Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 31 800,00
SINTEF AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 840 648,34
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim

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Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 737 290,35
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim

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Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00