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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At AIMPLAS, the circular economy was the topic of 157 projects, 856 service requests, and courses and conferences that attracted nearly 2,000 people in 2020

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 agenda will address packaging sustainability and the incorporation of recycled material

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.

UPLIFT, a project to boost circular plastic packaging in the food & drink sector

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 […]

New, more resistant materials for port fenders with up to 50% recycled content

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.

Virtual MeetingPack 2021: Strategic overview in the development of barrier packaging and a prelude to MeetingPack 2022

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.