Circular economy in the plastics industry

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.

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Circular economy brings new business models to electrical and electronic sector

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.

AIMPLAS Meets Company Demand for Restructuring Based on Circular Economy Criteria

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.

What uses does CO2 have?

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.

How to turn the Circular Economy into an opportunity for your company

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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New materials from non-biodegradable plastic waste for the packaging and pharmaceutical industries

AIMPLAS has carried out chemical and biotechnological pretreatments to turn synthetic plastics into biodegradable bioplastics.

AIMPLAS participates in a European project to develop environmentally sustainable printed electronics

Today, scarce metals and unsustainable materials are used to build conductive circuits in electronic devices. To help reduce the dependency on these finite resources, the […]

What is plastics biodegradation?

Biodegradable plastics are plastics that can be degraded by the action of microorganisms existing naturally in the environment such as bacteria, fungi, or algae. They […]

Reducing the structural weight of vehicles with light and sustainable materials

AIMPLAS coordinates the FOREST project, a new EU funded research to delve into advanced lightweight bio-based or recycled materials to facilitate the decarbonization of the […]

AIMPLAS coordinates a new EU project to valorize slaughterhouse waste and paper and pulp sludge for agricultural and personal care applications

AIMPLAS, coordinates a new European project to valorize slaughterhouse waste (bellygrass or rumen content) and paper and pulp sludge, to produce cost-efficient polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) for […]