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General Information
Programme: 
LIFE
Project duration: 
Sunday, 1 October, 2017 to Tuesday, 31 March, 2020
Total budget: 
€984.466
EU Contribution: 
€566.323
Partnership Composition: 
Organisation nameFunctionCountryWebsite linkECCP linkIs Cluster Organisation ?
AIMPLAS - Asociación de investigación en materiales plásticos y conexas
Coordinator
Spain
No
AVEP - Asociación Valenciana de Empresarios del Plástico
Partner
Spain
Yes
DV - Diputación de Valencia
Partner
Spain
No
COMELSA - Comercializadora de Electrodomésticos S.A.
Partner
Spain
No
RCS - Recycling, Consulting and Services S.L.
Partner
Spain
No
ReMat - Recycling Material Inc.
Partner
Hungary
No
SSSUP - Scuola Superiore de Studi Universitai e di Perfezionamento Sant'Anna
Partner
Italy
No

LIFE-RECYPACK is a demonstration project to foster green public procurement (GPP) of CPPW in urban areas. The project will demonstrate that this waste stream is a valuable resource from which new recycled added-value materials and products can be obtained. The project will implement an innovative management model to assist local authorities in decision making, and to provide companies with incentives to participate.

The project will evaluate the generation of CPPW by business/shopping centres, urban commercial centres, distribution companies and professional small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The project will focus on polyethylene, which is the most common type of plastic, and expanded polystyrene, which is a concern because of its low density. The project will operate two recycling facilities, in Hungary and Spain, which will produce recycled polyethylene and recycled polystyrene from CPPW. The recycled material will be used to manufacture new plastic products, thereby closing the loop. The project will also evaluate the potential for replication of its recycling systems in Belgium, Croatia, Poland, Romania and Turkey.

 

LIFE-RECYPACK will be an example of a circular economy business model and will contribute to the recycling of plastic waste, which is one of the priority sectors in the EU Circular Economy Action Plan. The project will also help the implementation of the Waste Framework Directive, the Landfill Directive and the Packaging Waste Directive.

EXPECTED RESULTS DURING THE PROJECT:

  • Reduction in plastic waste in landfill (91.95 tons/project), 7.08 CO2 eq and 7,765 MJ eq avoided at the end of the project.
  • Production of 87 tons/project recycled plastic of high quality (substituting equivalent amount of virgin plastic, a petrol-based), 53.94 t CO2 eq and 1,122,039 MJ eq avoided at the end of the project.

INDIRECT IMPACT:

  • Improvement of the current compost and recycled materials quality from domestic container, since the waste packaging will be eliminated from the current stream before the treatment plant.