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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Ecodesign: reduction of material usage

Eco-design also addresses the reduction of the environmental impact of the extraction and processing of raw materials and components used for product manufacturing. It involves […]

Ecodesign to reduce the carbon footprint

The carbon footprint of products measures the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted during the life cycle of the product, from the raw material extraction […]

What is the carbon footprint?

The carbon footprint measures the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted by the direct or indirect effect of an individual, an organisation, an event or […]

Global Bioplastics Award 2015

Next 5th November will be held in Berlin the 10th European Bioplastics Conference, where Bioplastics Magazine will award the achievements, success and innovation in the […]

A new tool will allow city councils to choose sustainable urban furniture

AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre has set off as coordinator a European project whose main objective is the development of a tool to boost the […]