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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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Meet the partner: Simon Van den Eynde of KU Leuven

Meet the partner: Simon Van den Eynde of KU Leuven

Simon van den Eynde graduated from KU Leuven with a Bachelor in Engineering Science and a Master in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently doing his PhD research at KU Leuven, focusing on sensor-based sorting of non-ferrous metals and plastics.Can you shortly...

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Meet the partner: Ive Vanderreydt from Vito

Meet the partner: Ive Vanderreydt from Vito

Ive Vanderreydt has been working for VITO for 25 years. At VITO, he currently focuses on sustainability assessments within resource management, with specific expertise in the environmental impacts of waste treatment and materials management. Can you shortly introduce...

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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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Meet the partner: Janez Slapnik from Skaza

Meet the partner: Janez Slapnik from Skaza

Janez Slapnik is an Expert researcher at Skaza in the Research and Innovation department. With a strong sense of responsibility, he decided to devote his professional career to conducting high-quality applied research and development as well as the industrial...

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Meet the partner: Giulia Sora from Erion

Meet the partner: Giulia Sora from Erion

Erion is the largest Italian Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme for the management of WEEE, waste batteries, packaging waste and tobacco products filters and the valorisation of the raw materials within it. Can you shortly introduce your role in the...

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The heart of the INCREACE project: 5 business cases

The heart of the INCREACE project: 5 business cases

The INCREACE project is an exciting and ambitious initiative that aims to develop innovative solutions to improve the plastic recycling value chain. At the heart of the project are five challenging business cases that focus on increasing the share of recycled plastics...

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Meet the partner: Thijs Feenstra from Pezy Group

Meet the partner: Thijs Feenstra from Pezy Group

Thijs Feenstra covers 14 years of experience in Concept Development, Engineering and Circulating. He works as a Circular Product Design Lead at the Pezy Group.  Can you shortly introduce your role in the INCREACE project? I have experience in building bridges between...

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The activities within the INCREACE project

The activities within the INCREACE project

Plastic waste is one of the biggest environmental challenges the world is facing today. According to the European Commission, only 8.4 million tonnes of plastics were recycled in 2016/less than 4 million tonnes of recycled plastics were applied in new products with...

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Meet the partner: Laura Strobl from Fraunhofer IVV

Meet the partner: Laura Strobl from Fraunhofer IVV

Laura Strobl is a scientist and project manager and has been working at Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging - Fraunhofer IVV​ for more than three and half years.  Can you shortly introduce your role in the INCREACE project? ​I conduct research in the...

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Meet the partner: Mark-Olof Dirksen from Philips

Meet the partner: Mark-Olof Dirksen from Philips

Mark-Olof Dirksen is a technical project leader and senior engineer at Philips. At Philips, they strive to improve people's health and well-being through meaningful innovation. Can you shortly introduce your role in the INCREACE project? My focus is function...

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Meet the partner: Gergana Dimitrova from Fraunhofer izm

Meet the partner: Gergana Dimitrova from Fraunhofer izm

Gergana Dimitrova is a researcher and project manager at Fraunhofer IZM. Fraunhofer IZM is the overall project coordinator of INCREACE.  Can you shortly introduce your role in the INCREACE project? My name is Gergana and I have been working as a researcher and project...

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Meet the partner: Jens Giegerich from Vorwerk

Meet the partner: Jens Giegerich from Vorwerk

Jens Giegerich is coordinating the project on behalf of Vorwerk. As a trusted family business, they are committed to act in a socially and environmentally responsible way.  Can you shortly introduce your role in the INCREACE project? Since I work in the area Technical...

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Meet the partner: Layla Filiciotto from EGEN

Meet the partner: Layla Filiciotto from EGEN

Layla Filiciotto is a consultant at EGEN. EGEN is a company that supports different organisations in accelerating their green innovation through grant consultancy, impact assessments and other innovation services.  Can you shortly introduce your role in the INCREACE...

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Meet the partner: Mapi Diego from Cabka

Meet the partner: Mapi Diego from Cabka

Mapi Diego, Extrusion Materials Manager in the Innovation area of Cabka has more than 15 years of experience in the plastic sector. Cabka is a German multinational company in the business of recycling plastics from post-consumer and post-industrial waste into...

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Meet the partner: Oscar Vernaez from Neste

Meet the partner: Oscar Vernaez from Neste

Oscar Vernaez is the Research and Development Manager for Chemicals and Materials in Neste’s Innovation.  Can you shortly introduce your role in the INCREACE project? Neste is engaged in combating climate change and promoting the circular economy. We help the...

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How to label plastic waste: An introduction to blockchain

How to label plastic waste: An introduction to blockchain

GreenToken by SAP's role within INCREACE is to provide a cloud software system that conclusively proves that new plastic material is circular and not from virgin raw sources. GreenToken by SAP developed a virtual token that can track where plastic waste comes from on...

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Meet the partner: James Veale from GreenToken by SAP

Meet the partner: James Veale from GreenToken by SAP

James Veale is cofounder of GreenToken by SAP. He has had a 30-year career in commodities or raw materials, especially around the trading of raw materials. In 2020, he cofounded GreenToken with funds from SAP – the big German IT/ERP company.  Can you shortly introduce...

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INCREACE at NONTOX final event

INCREACE at NONTOX final event

About NONTOX Project final event On 10 November 2022, NONTOX held a final dissemination event. During this public dissemination event, NONTOX partners showcased the work performed along the entire duration of the project, highlighting achieved results and innovations....

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INCREACE project has started!

INCREACE project has started!

Background Increasing the share of recycled plastics in new products is a central aspect of the European Strategy for Plastics, adopted by the European Commission in 2018 as a part of the first Circular Economy Action Plan (2015). One of the main goals of the Strategy...

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