Parallel Eco-Friendly Initiatives
In the realm of sustainable initiatives, there are several projects similar to the INCREACE initiative, all geared towards pushing forward eco-friendly solutions in clean energy and environmental conservation.
These projects collectively contribute to a global movement, fostering innovation and sustainability to address the challenges posed by climate change. Through collaboration and shared expertise, this network of initiatives is dedicated to creating a more environmentally conscious and resilient future.
Projects with the same goal as INCREACE
CREAToR is focusing on process development and demonstration to remove hazardous, already banned bromine- containing flame-retardants from waste streams using continuous purification technologies: supercritical CO2 and cost-effective solvent-based processes using natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES) in twin-screw extruders. CREAToR will cover the whole value chain, starting from collecting thermoplastic waste streams from building and construction (B&C) and from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
NONTOX project is a combination of multiple recycling technologies to recycle hazardous plastic waste generated from Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE), End of Life Vehicles (ELV) and Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW).
Aim is to provide a solution in a technically and environmentally-viable and economically-profitable way, to successfully recycle EPS fish boxes into new PS food contact packaging. This project provides a complete solution along the value chain, where a successfully management of one of the most difficult packaging waste flows is proved.
The PolyStyreneLoop concept uses the CreaSolv® Technology; allowing for the recycling of construction PS foam and waste and destruction of Hexabromocyclododecane, while recovering the bromine in line with the POP regulations from the Basel Convention. Expanded plastics like polystyrene will be collected, cleaned and compacted
LIFE PlasPLUS revisits the concept of recycling with its holistic approach to simultaneously close the loop for two material value chains, plastics and minerals, by producing high purity recycled thermoplastics and antimony.
The initiative seeks to improve value chain collaboration and create cross cooperation between EU Projects. Twenty one innovation projects joined forces to boost European Union efforts towards a circular economy for plastics. In 2019-2020 the initiative aims at showcasing the synergies of EU-funded projects in the field of plastic circularity and coordinating communication and dissemination activities.
Syschemiq will set up a joint governance model and develop technical, industrial and societal solutions, while investing in commercial scale plastic recycling plants. The project fosters dissemination and replication of learnings throughout Europe leading to a potential step-change in plastic recycling. Above all it’s the project’s ambition to prepare for upscaling into a higher-volume circular plastics economy towards 50% recycling of municipal plastic packaging waste within the tri-lateral region.
Two consortia with complementary strengths and expertise, H4C Europe and H4C ECoP, have been selected by the European Commission to collaborate toward a common goal: to drive the Community of Practice over the next four years. The two consortia H4C Europe and H4C ECoP are collaborating with the H4C demonstration projects to develop a set of key performance indicators for Hubs4Circularity. They will define business models and promote funding and finance opportunities to boost industrial and industrial-urban symbiosis, and circularity.
CircEUlar is a four year European Research and Innovation Action that will develop new modelling approaches for analysing circularity from a systems perspective. CircEUlar’s approach will be comprehensive, combining new data and modelling of economy-wide material stocks and flows, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and industrial value chains across interlinked sectors, with deep-dive analysis of mobility and buildings as material-intensive demand sectors. These two focus areas have large material stocks, potential for circular transformation, and strong dependence on both circular consumption and production practices.
Plastics, due to their complexity and diverse applications, often yield low-value materials during recycling, making burning for energy economically viable but environmentally unsustainable.
The PRIMUS Project seeks to revolutionize this by researching advanced polymer recycling technologies. Their goal is to produce compliant recycled materials for high-value products, making plastic collection and recycling economically feasible and environmentally friendly. This initiative aims to not only protect the environment but also stimulate a burgeoning industrial economy, generating numerous jobs across Europe.
PRecycling strives to generate premium recyclates from plastic waste streams by creating a user-friendly approach for sorting, sampling, tracing, and recycling techniques. The project evaluates the environmental and financial viability of these methods in selected waste management processes, aiming to shift from low-cost, environmentally unfriendly practices like landfilling. By addressing challenges in managing end-of-life thermoplastic materials, the project aims to enhance the circularity of future products, ensuring consistent, high-quality recyclates for use in home appliances, toys, textiles, and more, thereby influencing societal, commercial, and industrial sectors.
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