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A CIrcular Multilayer Plastic Approach for value retention of end-of-life multilayer films

Objective

2.6Mt of multilayers films waste are incinerated or landfilled every year due to a lack of economically and environmentally sustainable recycling solutions. Consequently, more than 3B€ multilayer plastic films value is lost to the economy every year. CIMPA (A CIrcular Multilayer Plastic Approach for value retention of end-of-life multilayer
films) will develop a recycling value chain for post-industrial and post-consumer multilayer films (from food and agricultural applications) to retain 12 up to 72% of their value yield based on a synergetic approach combining (i) innovative compositional sorting (combining NIR- and digital watermarking sorting), (ii) mechanical and physical (dissolution) recycling, (iii) decontamination process and (iv) upgrading (advanced scCO2-based decontamination, properties tuning) solutions. Up to 2.34Mt/y of recycled materials will be saved and reintroduced in production to substitute virgin materials. A key objective of the overall process will be to produce recycled materials compliant with (i) agriculture standards and (ii) food contact applications. A challenge test will be submitted to the EFSA to validate the process decontamination performances down to concentrations not causing risks to human health. Environmental, health, safety and cost benefit assessment of the solutions will be conducted based on LCA and LCC analyses. A regulation survey and a SSH methodology ensuring systemic engagement and acceptance of all actors along the value chain will be implemented for a widespread integration of the solutions in the industry and civil society. CIMPA will retain in the economy 0,3B€ to 2,2M€/y of multilayer plastic films value, and reduce CO2 emissions by 2.1Mt/y equivalent to 0.15% of whole EU CO2 emissions.
CIMPA gathers 4 experienced RTOs , 2 cutting edge technology-provider SMEs , 1 waste management company, 3 producers of multilayers, 1 institute for consumer attitude/acceptance studies, 1 association representing the plastic recycling industry and 1 consultant company.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2020-2
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Coordinator

CENTRE TECHNIQUE INDUSTRIEL DE LA PLASTURGIE ET DES COMPOSITES
Address
Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie 2
01100 Bellignat
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 895 012

Participants (12)

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 771 678
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 544 765
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 456 997,50
Address
Valencia Parc Technologic Calle Gustave Eiffel 4
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
FILIGRADE SUSTAINABLE WATERMARKS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 343 958,75
Address
Stationsstraat 16
7391 EK Twello
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LEYGATECH SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 227 675
Address
Zone Industrielle De Chambaud
43620 Saint Romain Lachalm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PELLENC SELECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
France
EU contribution
€ 250 583,75
Address
125 Rue Francois Gernelle Zac Saint Martin
84120 Pertuis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EVERSIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 285 687,50
Address
Pol Ind El Tapiador Molina De Segura
30500 Murcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROSPEX INSTITUTE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 248 000
Address
Victor Oudartstraat 7
1030 Brussel
Activity type
Other
SOCIETE D EXTRUSION DU POLYETHYLENEA BARBIER ET CIE
France
EU contribution
€ 284 592,50
Address
La Guide 39
43600 Sainte Sigolene
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PAPREC FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 244 661,25
Address
7 Rue Du Docteur Lancereaux
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN RECYCLING INDUSTRIES'CONFEDERATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 276 410
Address
Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
1030 Brussels
Activity type
Other
BENKEI
France
EU contribution
€ 154 375
Address
31 Place Jules Grandclement
69100 Villeurbanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)