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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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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Workshop on design for and from recycling

Workshop on design for and from recycling

In order to increase the share of plastic recyclates in consumer goods design is key! But what can currently be done, what should I pay attention to when designing with second life materials? In this workshop we will provide latest insights on the state of the art of...

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The role of the Advisory Board of INCREACE

The role of the Advisory Board of INCREACE

In the dynamic landscape of research and innovation, projects under Horizon Europe often benefit from the strategic guidance and external perspectives offered by Advisory Boards. These boards play a pivotal role in steering projects towards success by providing...

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Transforming the Plastic Recycling Value Chain

Transforming the Plastic Recycling Value Chain

Plastic waste is a global environmental challenge, with an estimated 11 million metric tons of plastic entering the ocean each year. To address this issue, the European Union has set an ambitious goal to ensure that by 2025, 10 million tonnes of recycled plastics are...

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Work package 5: Circular Society

Work package 5: Circular Society

Flora Poppelaars and Jos Vlugter are industrial design engineers specialized in consumer behaviour in the transition to a circular economy. They work as consultants in the Circular Economy team of Partners for Innovation, a Dutch consultancy for sustainable and...

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EU Policy Impact on EEE Sector’s Circular Plastics Uptake

EU Policy Impact on EEE Sector’s Circular Plastics Uptake

As part of their INCREACE research focusing on the impact of changes in EEE (Electrical and Electronic Equipment) rules and regulations on recycling, the research team consisting of David Pfeffer, Denise Reike and Catharina Bening from ETH Zurich (SusTec) will be...

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First anniversary increace project

First anniversary increace project

On 1st of June, the INCREACE project celebrated its first anniversary. The past 12 months of continuous efforts have proven successful: The INCREACE consortium joined forces to tackle a common objective, namely to increase recycled content in added value products for...

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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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