WELCOME TO THE KNOWLEDGE HUB ON SOLUTIONS TO ENABLE THE DIGITAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY #The concept of circular economy (CE) is gaining increasing attention as a suitable solution to deviate from the linear economy without neglecting the goals of sustainable development. Closing resource loops and keeping resources in the system at the highest level of use for as long as possible are cited as the main goals of CE. To advance the paradigm change from a linear to a CE, policy frameworks in Europe are getting stricter by specifying that all plastic packaging placed on the EU market by 2030, should be reusable or recyclable. However, there are many barriers to achieving this goal, especially with interconnected process-chains. Di-Plast – Digital Circular Economy for the Plastics Industry, is a research initiative funded by the EU Interreg NWE program, which develops solutions for the plastics industry regarding an improved usage of recycled plastic material (rPM) through the application of digital tools, in cooperation with leading experts. This Knowledge Hub contains all information on and links to the tools developed within the EU funded project Di-Plast.
The tools help you to
... find suitable recyclate grades for specific products
... improve the quality control during production phase and establish a stable process with high recyclate ratio
... optimize value streams, to forward the plastic material to the costumer