The REEPRODUCE project will break new ground by establishing a sustainable and complete European industrial-scale value chain for recycling the rare earth elements in permanent magnets. REEPRODUCE will capitalise on the knowledge generated by previous R&D projects (REE4EU) and tackle all the remaining technical challenges along the value chain. This innovative technique will produce new permanent magnets using environmentally-friendly technologies at a competitive cost and using end-of-life products as a resource.
The ÑCostas project will make it possible to reuse plastic material recovered from the sea and waste from the aquaculture industry to make walkways and platforms for fish farms, port protection products, flotation tubes, and nets and mesh for reinforcement, among other products.
The tExtended European project has come up with an innovative approach to recycling textile waste by developing a knowledge-based masterplan for optimised recycling of discarded textiles. The research combines recycling, waste-valorisation and data technologies to maximise the impact.
Twenty organisations from 10 countries have collaborated to create economically feasible and sustainable solutions for reducing waste in the textiles industry.
The consortium CIRCULAR FoodPack is working on solutions to enable the circular use of plastic packaging, focusing on the most sensitive product category: food. The project aims to develop recyclable packaging with at least 50% post-consumer recyclates incorporated behind a functional barrier.