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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AIMPLAS and partners launch new innovation project on circular & sustainable textiles

The production and consumption of textile products continue to grow, together with their impact on the environment, due to a lack of reuse, repair and […]

Project to turn whey into coatings that extend cheese shelf life by 25%-50% and to provide probiotic ingredients for animal feed

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, each year more than 18 million tonnes of cheese are produced worldwide, a process […]

Industrial CO2 emissions transformed into paints, varnishes and adhesives for footwear and furniture

AIDIMME, the Metalworking, Furniture, Wood, Packaging and Related Technological Institute; AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre; and INESCOP, the Footwear Technology Centre, with the support of […]

Comprehensive system to prevent and filter microplastics from wastewater

Efficiently removing microplastics (particles smaller than 5mm) and nanoplastics (smaller than 1 µm) from sewage and sludge so they can be reused in urban and agricultural environments, is one of the ways to make optimal use

Home Composting vs Industrial Composting

What is composting? Composting is the aerobic, biological process of recovering waste under controlled conditions to produce compost. Compostable packaging aligns with the circular economy […]