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 […]
ECOFLEXOBAG promotes the best practices in order to allow manufacturers to design and produce more environmentally friendly commercial plastic bags.
The main objective of LIFE PISA project (LIFE13 ENV/ES/000504) is to demonstrate the viability of the combination of several systems currently used to control processionary […]
PLAPACK project has finished successfully after three years of development. AIMPLAS collaborated in this project, funded by Direct Innovation Line CDTI, along with two research centres and six companies. The result is a new generation of biodegradable plastics of natural sources used for the manufacturing of clothes hangers, disposable household and food packages.
The meeting to launch the LIFE PISA project (LIFE13 ENV/ES/000504) took place on July 30th at AIMPLAS. This research aims to develop new eco-friendly traps […]