LIFE RECYPACK PROJECT
12 MONTH MEETING

On Tuesday 25th October 2018, LIFE RECYPACK consortium held the 12MM meeting at ReMat facilities in Tiszaújváros (Hungary). The different partners explained the project evolution until the date and started planning the upcoming steps including Replicability and Transferability actions. The consortium also visited ReMat plastic recycling facilities.

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LIFE RECYPACK PROJECT
SIX MONTH MEETING

On the 11TH and 12th of April 2018, the Sant’Anna Scuola Superiore Universitaria di Pisa (SSSUP) held the LIFE RECYPACK 6 month meeting. The different partners explained the achievement reached so far and agreed on the upcoming steps o be done. The next meeting will be held in Hungary in October 2018.

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LIFE RECYPACK Project
has already started!

On Tuesday 24th October 2017, AIMPLAS as project
coordinator, hosted LIFE RECYPACK project kick-off meeting. The objective of the project is to develop a new waste management system for commercial plastic packaging waste (CPPW) in Spain, Italy and Hungary.

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Project news

D. Vicent Josep Bort Bono, Deputy for the Environment of Valencian Regional Government visits AIMPLAS facilities on the occasion of LIFE RECYPACK project start.

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What We Do?

Circular economy of commercial plastic packaging in urban environments - LIFE RECYPACK

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.

Current Wrong Environmental Scenario
Life Recypack Solution

Project Workflow

  • Analysis of the current situation in European Countries

    ATTAINABLE (in progress): 100%

  • LOGISTIC DEMONSTRATOR 1: COMMERCIAL SHOPPING CENTER. COMMON CONTAINER

    ATTAINABLE (in progress): 10%

  • LOGISTIC DEMONSTRATOR 2: COMMERCE OF URBAN CENTRE. COLLECTING DOOR TO DOOR

    ATTAINABLE (in progress): 10%

  • LOGISTIC DEMONSTRATOR 3: LARGE CHAIN DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES. REVERSE LOGISTIC.
    ATTAINABLE (in progress): 10%

  • LOGISTIC DEMONSTRATOR 4. PROFESSIONAL SMES. CIVIC AMENITY SITE PER DISPLACEMENT OF THE PROFESSIONAL

    ATTAINABLE (in progress): 10%

  • recycle waste

    ATTAINABLE (in progress): 0%

  • Results.

    ATTAINABLE (in progress): 0%

Consortium

The project consortium consists of experts in waste management (logistic and recycling), Public Administration, private companies, sectorial association and research centres. It is a public-private partnership that allows economic viability for the new solutions.

project 1

AIMPLAS - Asociación de investigación de materiales plásticos y conexas

NameAIMPLAS
CountrySpain

AIMPLAS is a Technological Institute focused on plastic sector, with more than 100 professionals with huge expertise in compounding, processing, recycling, product development and analysis of waste, analysis of plastic materials for different sectors, such as automotive, electric-electronic, packaging and other traditional ones.

project 2

ASOCIACIÓN VALENCIANA DE EMPRESARIOS DE PLÁSTICOS

NameAVEP
CountrySpain
Websitewww.avep.es

Represent the common interests of its members to regulatory and other authorities; Including Trade Union relationship fixing the labour regulatory framework for Plastic Industries in Valencia. Provide fiscal, legal, administrative, financial, economic and technological assistance to its members.

project 3

COMERCIALIZADORA ELECTRODOMESTICOS, S.A.

NameCOMELSA
CountrySpain

COMELSA is a central purchasing and services provided to the outlets associated with it in order to facilitate the daily work of these to achieve greater optimization in their business. Its main activity is the marketing and sale of household appliances, telephone equipment, radio, heating and cooling and all kinds of electrical appliances.

project 4

Diputació de València (Valencia Provincial Council)

The Valencia provincial council, is a public administration that works as a big “council of councils" preserving inter-regional balance, and advising municipalities cooperating and collaborating in the execution of infrastructure works, whose task could not be developed with own the municipal budgets.

project 5

RECYCLING, CONSULTING AND SERVICES, S.L.

NameRCS
CountrySpain

Recycling, Consulting and Services S.L. (RCS) is a Spanish environmental consultancy specialized in sustainable and integral waste management specially focus on Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipments (WEEE), as well as batteries in its different varieties.

project 6

ReMat Recycling Material Inc.

NameReMat Inc.
CountryHungary

The company group utilizes primarily polyethylene and polypropylene packaging waste with the use of automatic selecting system, and cleaning and regranulating equipment purchased from the world’s leading manufacturers. In the last few years – together with the widely spreading selective waste collection – the company also utilizes PE collecting and carrying bags resulting from residential collection.

project 7

Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'Anna

The mission of the Sustainability Management research group (SuM) of Institute of Management is to combine the knowledge of business management and policy making with the principles of sustainability, through scientific research and empirical investigations. Our goal is to blend managerial and technical expertise in the promotion of sustainability principles.

  • project 1

    AIMPLAS

    Spain

  • project 2

    AVEP

    Spain

  • project 3

    COMELSA

    Spain

  • project 4

    DIPUTACIÓ VALÈNCIA

    Spain

  • project 5

    RCS

    Spain

  • project 6

    ReMat Inc.

    Hungary

  • project 7

    SSSUP

    Italy



The development of this project has been co-funded with the support of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Union
[LIFE16 ENV/ES/000305]

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Contact


AIMPLAS Instituto Tecnológico del Plástico


(+34) 96 136 60 40 (Ext. 128)




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