The PLASTin research project is established for next 2 years to together with wider consortium to develop systemic, and environmentally optimized recycling concepts. The project is focusing on the new knowledge gained about recycling processes and technologies such as sorting, pretreatment, mechanical and chemical treatment and reject handling, and about system level understanding, allowing improved business opportunities based on recycling. The project will focus on certain challenging plastic waste fractions, not yet utilised as materials in recycling. The results will help also to evaluate the potential of the fractions for chemical recycling as another way of circulation. The research organisations participating in the consortium are Finnish Environment Institute, Lappeenranta – Lahti University of Technology, Tampere University, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Arcada University of Applied Sciences.
As financed by Business Finland with co-innovation instrument within the ‘’Bio&Circular Finland’’ program, this research is performed in close collaboration with several partners in this field of business. The PLASTIn project will continue the prior systemic work and wider national collaboration started during 2014-2016 at ‘’Material Value Chains’’ strategic research program and support the ongoing work at the cooperative platform of ‘’4Recycling – innovation ecosystem’’. The PLASTIn project has published a joint webpage at https://clicinnovation.fi/project/plastin/ (External link)
Author: Mirja Andersson,
Head of Department/Energy and Materials Technology
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