INCREACE PROJECT

Increase the share of recycled plastics in added value products

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About the project

INCREACE aims at increasing the uptake of recycled plastics in various products through innovative and interdisciplinary solutions. This goes along the plastics recycling value chain embedded in a systemic framework with a focus on Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE). By using (in principle) recycled plastics from Electrical and Electronic Waste (WEEE), the INCREACE project will tackle areas where the use of recycled plastics is marginal today.

INCREACE is a project funded by the European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HADEA) of the European Commision under the Horzion Cluster 4 programme.

The impact and outcomes

The impact of the generated knowledge and results will be scaled up through targeted inputs into standardisation work, policy making and active and inclusive engagement of all relevant stakeholders as actors of the circular plastic transition. By this means, INCREACE will contribute to the EU Plastics Strategy, the first and second Circular Economy Action Plan and the Green Deal which calls for particular action within resource intensive sectors such as electronics and plastics.

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your product at the heart of our design project

your product at the heart of our design project

Do you want more customers to bring back your products at the end-of-use? Within our Horizon Europe project INCREACE, we are designing innovative collection solutions for electrical and electronic equipment by engaging consumers.Your product at our design project?...

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Business case of cabka

Business case of cabka

The goal of the Cabka business case is to add recycled PP into pallets showing electrostatic discharge (ESD) characteristics, keeping the ESD and required mechanical properties of the standard pallets. In this article, you can read about their work done. The strategy...

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Our progress so far

Our progress so far

WP1 – DATA DRIVEN SORTING, ANALYSIS AND TRACEABILITY With the change of perception from end-of-life products as waste towards those items being a source of secondary raw materials, we identified products streams which seemed most promising to yield high quality...

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INCREACE at Electronics Goes Green Conference

INCREACE at Electronics Goes Green Conference

From June 17th to 20th, several INCREACE partners and advisory board members attended the "Electronics Goes Green Conference – From Silicon to Sustainability" in Berlin. Organized by Fraunhofer IZM, the conference featured over 200 presentations by researchers,...

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Work Package 4: Business Case

Work Package 4: Business Case

The business cases of Work Package (WP) 4 are the ‘motor’ of the project, where each task corresponds to a business case and is led by an industrial partner. The WP leader is Maastricht University. We talked with one of the WP leaders Rucha K., about the WP activities...

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Work Package 3: Circular product design

Work Package 3: Circular product design

Work Package (WP) 3 looks at the challenge from a design/er perspective. We interviewed WP 3 leaders M.Sc. Eduard Wagner from Fraunhofer IZM and Thijs Feenstra from Pezy Group about their activities and role in the project.Can you introduce yourself? Eduard Wagner: "I...

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Work package 2: Advanced recycling technologies

Work package 2: Advanced recycling technologies

Work package 2 leaders Dr. Martin Schlummer and Laura Strobl are working at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV. Fraunhofer is the leading organisation for applied research in Europe, undertaking contract research on behalf of industry,...

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Podcast ‘Trash Talkin’!’

Podcast ‘Trash Talkin’!’

Our sister project, PRIMUS, has launched the podcast 'Trash Talkin'!'. In this podcast series you will explore a wide range of topics, from recycling in Europe to interesting sustainable initiatives. In this episode, our partner Fraunhofer IZM, Theresa Aigner and...

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Consortium of INCREACE

The INCREACE consortium consists of international partners ranging from leading European research institutes and universities, to designers and producers as well as mechanical and chemical recyclers, innovative sustainability consultants, the Italian WEEE collection and compliance scheme and a software company offering blockchain solutions.

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      Projectcoordinators

      Theresa Marie Aigner & Ronja Scholz

      Fraunhofer Institute for for Reliability and Microintegration IZM

      Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25

      13355 Berlin, Germany

      Get in touch

      For more info about the INCREACE project, please feel free to get in touch with us.

        Get in touch

        Projectcoordinators

        Theresa Marie Aigner & Ronja Scholz

        Fraunhofer Institute for for Reliability and Microintegration IZM

        Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25

        13355 Berlin, Germany