Circular Economy - printed plastics
The highest level of recycling is a circular loop of plastics products, going again and again back into the same application. Especially with heavily printed plastics sheets this was impossible so far and there could be produced downstream-applications (mostly in injection moulding) only (= Downcycling)
As a result of several years of interdisciplinary research and development projects from innovative companies and research institutes in Austria a complete new trend-setting zero-waste solution was created. It is just revolutionizing this market branche for printed plastics sheets completely and the EU Directive 2030 for cicular economy is fulfilled already today!
Further a new logo is arriving on the market and labels this new state of the upcycling art and technique on 100 % circular recycling plastics.
And last but not least this platform was formed to demonstrate live and online the whole product cycle for all partners, like a "digitalized circular economy 4.0" even. From online order for waste pick-up to delivery of again printed goods and products to end customers everything is mapped with this document management system online. Also further interesting tools are available:
- mass bilances
- confirmations about waste material pick-up
- carbon footprints calculated nearly in-situ
- data for life cycle assessments
Interested as partner now? New candidatures as partner of Circular-Print (registrations) are possible any time. We are at your disposal in case of any questions.
Further links: listed under Best Practice Österreich from "Plattform Kreislaufwirtschaft Österreich" (Umweltdachverband GmbH in Vienna).