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AIJU Bolsters Citizen Engagement in PRecycling's Contribution to Circular Economy Practices
As a partner in the PRecycling project, the Technological Institute for Children's Products and Leisure (AIJU) has created a video aimed at raising awareness among the general public and related businesses regarding their valuable contributions to the Circular Economy (CE) within Europe.
PRecycling 1st Review Meeting:
Successful interim results show great potential for the years to come
On 11 October, the 1st PRecycling review meeting took place in Gjøvik, Norway, hosted by Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The partners of the project had a chance to meet and discuss the achievements of the different work packages, guided by the insightful contributions of the Project Officer Ms. Kristina Bole and Review Officer Mrs. Susana Filipe.
Educational Workshops for Young Students in the Region of Attica
During July 2023, young students from the Region of Attica (Greece) were provided with an opportunity to familiar themselves with the PRecycling project, its goals and objectives. Specifically, team members of the Region of Attica, a partner on the PRecycling project, conducted visits to ten elementary school summer camps across four municipalities within Attica. Their primary aim was to introduce the PRecycling project and foster awareness concerning the environmental sustainability benefits and advantages of plastic recycling.
PRecycling’s participation during the JEC World 2023
The PRecycling project took part in the JEC World 2023, the global trade show for composite materials and their related applications, which took place in Paris on 25-27 April. This globally renowned event offered visitors the possibility to partake in a very diverse range of activities and events, including product launches, conferences, live demonstrations, and networking opportunities. Participants with very diverse backgrounds attended the event, including exhibitors from large plastics and chemical companies as well as leading research institutes, showcasing the latest developments of their innovative technologies in the field of composite materials.
Sharing experiences and project developments to boost fruitful synergies within the consortium
Precycling project – 12M progress meeting
15 & 16 March 2023
The 17 partners of the PRecycling consortium came together during the 2-day 12 months progress meeting on 15 and 16 March 2023, hosted by Fraunhofer IVV in Freising (Germany).
The Project Coordinator Prof. Costas Charitidis (NTUA) introduced the main goals of the 12M meeting, briefly presented the achievements for each Work Package and gave an overview of the timeline for the upcoming year for preparation of the 18M Review meeting.
Precycling project represented during the Bio!Toy conference
The PRecycling project participated in the Bio!Toy conference, which took place in Nuremberg (Germany) on 21 and 22 March 2023. The focus of the event was placed on the undisputable need to boost the development of sustainable industries within the toys sector. The main drivers of the event have been recyclability, the use of recycled/renewable raw materials as well as CO2 emissions reductions.
Synergy between PRecycling and Primus projects: cooperating towards the circularity in the plastics sector
Together with PRecycling project, Primus Project (Reforming secondary plastics to become the primary raw material choice for added-value products) as well was funded by the European Commission under the topic HORIZON-CL4-2021-RESILIENCE-01-10 (RIA) - Paving the way to an increased share of recycled plastics in added value products.
The recycling of plastic waste as a sustainable alternative to the production of toys
In order to improve plastics recycling and reuse, there are currently several regulations and legislations in place which specify a number of actions tailored to different sectors. In this regard, both the EU and State-levels legal framework set obligations to control the disposal of unsold excesses of non-perishable goods (e.g., toys), contextually encouraging activities such as their repair or reuse, and ultimately their recycling in accordance with defined waste hierarchies.
International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2023 - January 18-20, Salzburg, Austria
The IERC – International Electronics Recycling Congress 2023 will take place in Salzburg, Austria between 18 – 20 January 2023.
The IERC represents the main global event in the field of the Circular Economy for Electronics, gathering more than 500 professionals from all over the world and experts in all sectors of interest, from production, to design, as well as promotion, business developments, material supply, recycling, and logistics.
The participation of public authorities will further enrich the diversity of the stakeholders at the conference.
Going Green - CARE Innovation 2023 - 8-11 May, Vienna, Austria
The conference Going Green - CARE INNOVATION 2023 will take place at the Parkhotel Schönbrunn in Vienna (Austria) between 8-11 May.
The latest innovations in resource-efficient electric and electronic products and service development will be shared during this world-renowned Symposium, which has been attracting an increasing number of participants during the course of its past 7 editions..
PRecycling project – Kick-off meeting in Athens on 28 April 2022
Thanks to the gradual easing of the COVID-19 travel restrictions, the 17 partners of the PRecycling project were able to meet in person on the occasion of the kick-off meeting, hosted by the coordinator at NTUA, the National Technical University of Athens, on 28 April 2022.
The participants were also given the possibility to join the discussion online, in order to allow a broader involvement and a comprehensive exchange, by including all members of the consortium.
2nd International Conference on Polymer Process Innovation
The International Polymer Process Innovation Conference was held on the 15th and 16th of September 2022 in the Lavrion Technological Cultural Park, Greece in collaboration with the National Technical University of Athens - R-Nano lab, University of Minho (PT), University of Bradford (UK), Montanuniversität Leoben (AT) and Ghent University (BE).
The conference covered a wide range of topics, as developments in polymer processing, additive manufacturing, moulds and mould making innovations, polymer processing simulation, hybrid moulds, and much more interesting themes.
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