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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An active packaging made from cheese waste which extends the shelf life between 5 and 10 days

It is now possible to use whey, a by-product of cheese production, to extend the shelf life of cheese by up to 10 days. The […]

D-CARBONIZE recruits 12 doctoral candidates with an innovative approach to using biomass to produce bioplastics

This month saw the launch of the D-CARBONIZE Project, a joint network of doctoral candidates (DCs) that aims to promote new approaches in circular chemistry […]

Home Composting vs Industrial Composting

What is composting? Composting is the aerobic, biological process of recovering waste under controlled conditions to produce compost. Compostable packaging aligns with the circular economy […]

Types of membranes: What are they and how are they classified?

Membrane synthesis allows us to offer solutions aligned with the circular economy. Thanks to this technology, we achieve more sustainable processes in order to reduce […]

Hydrogen: The path towards decarbonisation

Decarbonisation is one of the main market objectives for countries all over the world to face by 2050 so that we can achieve a more […]