“What we want is to make plastics circular,” environment chief tells World Circular Economy Forum

23 October 2018

Some 95 per cent of the value of plastics is lost to the economy each year because Europe is not reusing or recycling enough, an international audience heard today in Japan.

Today at the World Circular Economy Forum in Japan, a global audience of experts, business leaders and policy makers heard that in the European Union (EU), 105 billion euros of value is lost each year due to a lack of plastics reuse and recycling – some 95 pe...

Could Innovative Plastics be in Line for Procurement Boost in Europe?

9 October 2018

On 3-5 October 2018, the PlastiCircle project was present at the EcoProcura conference for public procurement and innovation professionals from around Europe.

Projects such as PlastiCircle and CIRC-PACK, another Horizon 2020 project aiming for a circular economy for plastic packaging, were represented among a clutch of circular economy experts looking to assess future opportunities for future innovative products, including high-quality...

Europe’s Towns and Cities in Line for CIRC-PACK Benefits

2 October 2018

Europe’s towns and cities stand to make real gains from new knowledge and innovations in plastic packaging, according to CIRCE’s Montserrat Lanero in a new interview.

Montserrat Lanero, project manager for the CIRC-PACK project and at Zaragoza-based research centre CIRCE, has told that local authorities across Europe could benefit long-term from knowledge transfer and key recommendations that CIRC-PACK will prod...

Smart Containers to Reward People for Recycling Properly

18 September 2018

Smart recycling containers that reward people for proper use could help drive up the rate of plastic recycling, reducing the amount of plastic that goes into oceans and landfill, and creating business opportunities out of the challenge to cut back on waste.

(This article appeared in Horizon 2020 magazine on 5 June 2018 - Author: Joe Dodgshun)

It’s part of a wave of innovations aiming to keep plastic circulating in th...