The plastics industry is playing a key role in the new circular economy model. The plastics sector has embraced this model as an opportunity to use ecodesign to market more sustainable products, and to improve management systems and recycling processes to recover waste for reuse as a raw material. Moreover, plastic materials are allies in the fight against climate change because they can reduce more CO2 emissions than other materials.
Eco-leasing, product customization, better waste management and ICT tools for bidirectional communication between manufacturers, consumers and waste managers will help reduce the 12 million tonnes of waste produced by this sector each year.
In financial year 2019, the technology centre presented more than 80 circular economy projects, taught 25 courses on the topic and sponsored 26 talks by AIMPLAS experts.
One of the objectives in the field of sustainable development is the conversion of greenhouse gases, such as CO2, into reusable raw materials. During the last few decades, a lot of efforts have been made to succeed in transforming CO2 into chemical products with a high added value. As it happens, nearly 127.3 million industrial tonnes of CO2 in 2018 were emitted in Spain. This waste is now used as a raw material in line with the criteria set by the Circular Economy.
For a long time, we have used a linear model, in which products are produced, used and then become waste. This situation is unsustainable. The […]
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An audit conducted by ENAC at the AIMPLAS laboratories has enabled AIMPLAS to expand its scope of accreditation for standard UNE 53928:2020 on Plastics. Reusable […]
According to estimates by the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association (ETRMA), up to four million tonnes of end-of-life tyres are generated each year in […]
AIMPLAS has now completed the fourth and final year of the RepescaPlas Project, which has made it possible to develop a complete management system for […]
AIMPLAS successfully completed a project to recover marine litter funded by CaixaBank and the Bancaja Foundation within the framework of their second call on the […]