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 […]
One of the societal challenges being addressed by AIMPLAS in its activities is the drive to make progress towards the circular economy, a production model […]
Virtual MeetingPack 2021, a prelude to MeetingPack 2022, will present innovations and address the challenges of the food packaging sector on 27 May through a series of inspiring presentations and round-table discussions.
SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS and AIMPLAS are the two Spanish partners involved in the execution of UPLIFT, a new project funded under the European Union’s Research and […]
The DURPROMAT Project, funded by the Valencian Innovation Agency, is developing new materials to make port fenders that are more resistant to impact, UV radiation and the action of marine organisms.
This workshop, a prelude to MeetingPack2022, will present the most disruptive solutions in barrier packaging through inspiring presentations, round-table discussions and visits to virtual exhibitors.