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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A new project will replace materials and recover mushroom cultivation waste based on more sustainable solutions to increase competitiveness.

Spain is Europe’s third-largest mushroom grower. After cultivation, the mushroom substrate is spent and can no longer be used for industrial production. Disposing of this […]

AIMPLAS is working on using end-of-life tyres to create more sustainable materials with improved properties for construction

Given that management of end-of-life tyres (ELTs) can have a major impact on the environment, more than 176,000 tonnes of ELTs are collected in Spain […]

AIMPLAS participates in a new EU project bringing to the market high-quality polyester textile products from the valorisation of CO2 waste streams.

AIMPLAS, participates in a new European project bringing to the market high-quality polyester textile products from the valorisation of CO2 waste streams. Threading-CO2 aims to […]

Biological plastic recycling

What is biological recycling? Biological recycling refers to all the processes of plastic waste transformation that implicate the action of microorganisms or molecules produced by […]

We continued to support the circular economy

AIMPLAS, closed the 2022 financial year with a total of 187 new projects related to the circular economy, 56 training activities and nearly 1,000 technological […]