Coolrec receives PLAST2bCLEANED partners at its facilities

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On October 23 and 24, Coolrec (a Renewi company) and ICL met together at Coolrec’s facilities in Waalwijk, The Netherlands to comprehend the complexity of the plastics sorting processes and to decide on the suitable plastic fraction for the PLAST2Bcleaned research and innovation project.

In this phase of the project, preliminary tests are being carried out to identify the adequate materials fractions for their later separation and processing.

In the pictures: Electronic waste of Coolrec’s facilities / Sorting tables / Representatives from the three companies while visiting the plant / Mathilde Taveau, Coolrec’s Recycling plastics engineer showing material fractions


PLAST2bCLEANED, at the workshop organised by CEN /CENELEC

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On October, 29 the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) organised a joint workshop in Brussels (Belgium) where Coolrec had the opportunity to disseminate the PLAST2bCLEANED project.

Tom Caris, Project Manager at Coolrec was the person in charge to explain the audience the challenges in recycling plastics-the scope for PLAST2bCLEANED, from products with a long lifetime, and how standardization can facilitate that. Tom participated as well on the panel discussion afterwards.

The workshop entitled ‘Materials – Value chains for circular economy: metal, wood, plastic and concrete’ addressed the challenges linked to the circularity of material-use at every phase of the value chain, and also identified specific standardization gaps for metal, wood, plastic and concrete circularity.


PLAST2bCLEANED takes part in the European Congress of Chemical Engineering

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TNO, the coordinator partner of the PLAST2bCLEANED project, attended the 12th edition of the European Congress of Chemical Engineering, hosted in Florence (Italy) from September15 to 19.

In this congress, Marinke Wijngaard, Circular Economy & Environment at TNO, gave a plenary lecture on chemical recycling of complex plastics (gasification, pyrolysis and dissolution of plastics), where she explained the main objectives of the PLAST2bCLEANED project.

The European Federation of Chemical Engineering is the organization responsible for this congress, celebrated every two years to present the latest innovations and works in the chemical engineering sector.


PLAST2bCLEANED presented at FRPM

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On June, 26 to 28, Lein Tange, Product Stewardship Manager at ICL, attended the European meeting on Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials (FRPM), hosted in Turku (Finland) to present the PLAST2bCLEANED project.

Likewise, within the congress framework, Lein, as responsible for the project’s stakeholder engagement, stablished some possible cooperation lines with the projects NONTOX, CREATOR and PSLoop.

The FRPM 2019 edition showcased the latest trends and innovation developments related to flame retardants for all types of polymeric materials, chemical safety and regulations, fire modelling & simulations and recent advances in fire testing technology.

PLAST2bCLEANED ‘s overall aim of is to develop a human and environmental safe recycling process for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) plastics in a technically feasible and economically viable manner.


Coolrec offers a presentation on PLAST2bCLEANED at Kunststoffen 2019

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On September 25 and 26, Mathilde Taveau, Recycling Plastics engineer at Coolrec, participated at Kunststoffen 2019, the plastic fair for the Benelux market, to present PLAST2bCLEANED.

In this encounter, hosted in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, Mathilde gave a speech about challenges in recycling plastics from Waste Electrical and Electronical Equipment (WEEE), a process the PLAST2bCLEANED project is implementing.

The 2019 edition of the Kunststoffen conference highlighted themes like circular economy, sustainability, smart raw materials, new materials, cost savings, innovative production methods, product development and business opportunities.


PLAST2bCLEANED, a recycling process for WEEE plastics

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PLAST2bCLEANED , a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement N. 821087, has officially started this June with the aim of developing a recycling process for WEEE plastics in a technically feasible, environmentally sound and economically viable manner.

To fulfil this aim, PLAST2bCLEANED will address the recycling of the most common WEEE plastics acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and high impact polystyrene (HIPS) that contain up to 20wt% brominated flame retardants (BFR) and up to 5wt% of the synergist antimony trioxide (ATO). PLAST2bCLEANED will close three loops: (1) polymer, (2) bromine, and (3) ATO.

The consortium working to achieve these project goals is lead by TNO and formed by Fraunhofer, Coolrec, ICL, Gaiker, Sustainable Innovations, Electrolux, Campine, Elix and Juchheim.


PLAST2bCLEANED kick off meeting

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The PLAST2bCLEANED Kick off meeting took place in Leiden (The Netherlands) in June 11 and 12. During two days all the consortium partners were able to present their responsibilities within the project and, in the evening, all of us had the opportunity to take a delicious meal together to get to know us better!