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Plastics Circularity Multiplier

Online Conference

14, 15, 16 October 2020

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Plastics Circularity Multiplier - Online Conference
14, 15, 16 October 2020 

The ‘Plastics Circularity Multiplier’ group held its three days online conference between 14 - 16 October 2020.

The event was a success, having around 300 participants each day. It brought together policy makers and representatives from industry who communicated on a range of EU-funded innovations that aim to bring plastic materials into the circular economy. The discussion was centred around learning how to create a cross cooperation between EU Projects and boost EU's efforts towards a circular economy for plastics.


14 October 2020 (10:00 – 12:30 CET)
R&D investments and Chemical Recycling
  • Welcome -  Angel Fuentes Mateos, Research Programme Officer at the European Commission

  • Presentation of the Plastics Circularity Multiplier Initiative (EuPC)

  • R&D investments and Chemical Recycling

    • ISOPREP  - A Novel Approach for Recycling Polypropylene from Waste Carpets - Nuray Kizildago (Sabanci University)   

    • DEMETO - SChemical Characterization and Thermodynamic Modeling of PET Recycling Streams - Ioannis V. Skiadas (DTU), and State-Space Thermal Model for a Depolymerisation Reactor - Matthieu Jaccard (SUPSI), 

    • polynSPIRE - Demonstration of Innovative Technologies towards a more Efficient and Sustainable Plastic Recycling - Nelson Rene Garcia Polanco (CIRCE)

    • iCAREPLAST - Integrated Catalytic Recycling of Plastic Residues into Added-Value Chemicals - José Manuel Serra Alfaro (CSIC)

    • NONTOX - The challenge of NONTOX - removing hazardous substances to increase the recycling rates of WEEE, ELV and C&DW plastics - Nazarena Vincenti (ERION)

    • Circular Flooring - Update on project status - Swetlana Wagner (Fraunhofer)

  • Q/A – Moderator: Maurizio Crippa - Gr3n

15 October 2020  (10:00 – 12:30 CET)
Product design for recycling & Recycled plastic content in products
  • Clustering activities in EU Projects -  Keti Medarova - Bergstrom, Project Advisor at EASME

  • Product design for recycling

  • Recycled plastics content in products

    • REMADYL - Removal of legacy substances and recycle of recycled polyvinyl-chloride (PVC) via sustainable extrusion processes - Isabel De Schrijver (CENTEXBEL)

    • REACT - Recycled acrylic fabrics, the problem of impurities - Daniele Piga (CENTROCOT)

  • Q/A – Moderator: Bernard Merkx - EuPC

 16 October 2020  (10:00 – 12:30 CET)
Collection and sorting of plastic waste & Monitoring of recycled plastics


The Plastics Circularity Multiplier initiative is open to new partners from 2021. A meeting will be held in November to discuss the future of the initiative and ways to move forward. If you would like to join the initiative, please send us an email at

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