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LIFE RECYPACK project

Type of organisation or company:

Country: 
Spain
City: 
Valencia

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Project elaborated in partnership: 
Yes
Submitted by: 
AIMPLAS
Start/End date: 
10/2017
Ongoing: 
Yes

Type of funding:

AIMPLAS, Plastics Technology Centre

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Description: 

The LIFE RECYPACK project will implement a new public-private waste management project for commercial plastic packages in line with the circular economy criteria. After the project, 57,000 tons of plastic wastes are expected to be diverted from landfills and destined to high-quality recycled plastic manufacturing, with an economic benefit of 10.6 million every year.

LIFE RECYPACK

Main results: 

Expected results:

  • Creation of a new value chain for recycled plastics;
  • Demonstration of four logistics models (in Spain and Italy) for separating and managing polyethylene and polystyrene;
  • Two recycling demonstration facilities: for polyethylene in Hungary and for polystyrene in Spain, which will produce recycled material from CPPW;
  • Production of 99.44 tonnes of recycled polyethylene and polystyrene for use in different applications (as raw material to create new products in the packaging and electrical/electronics sector);
  • Production of 79.55 tonnes of high-quality recycled polyethylene and recycled polystyrene (replacing the equivalent amount of virgin plastic);
  • Prevention of 79.55 tonnes of plastic waste going to landfill, or 362 cubic metres less landfill space used;
  • Reduction of emissions of 117 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (net reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions from plastics recycling, calculated as the difference between avoided and direct emissions);
  • Creation of 0.7 full-time equivalent direct jobs and 1.0 full-time equivalent indirect jobs; and
  • An economic benefit of €15 000.