ABOUT THE PROJECT

20 pan-European partners, led by the Packaging and Logistics Research and Innovation Center (ITENE), are working to reinvent the plastic packaging treatment process, making recycling more accessible, cost-effective and profitable for both citizens and professionals in the field. The project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, will rethink the different phases involved in transforming waste into valuable products: from the development of smart containers for separate waste collection to the improvement of transport routes and sorting technologies.

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PLASTIC PACKAGING TREATMENT PROCESS

 

COLLECTION

Development of an innovative collection system able to identify the quantity and quality of packaging deposited in the containers and to automatically inform waste transport companies. 

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TRANSPORT

Optimization of the transport process of packaging waste from the urban containers to the sorting plants, decreasing the final price of recovered plastic by saving fuel and transport costs.

 

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SORTING

Improvement of sorting technologies to achieve a better separation of different types of plastic in treatment plants, including multilayer and multi-material packaging.

 

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REPROCESSING

Development and validation of added-value applications and products from the plastic packaging waste previously sorted leading to a better valorization of these materials. 

 

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