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Can plastics from end-of-life vehicles be managed in a sustainable way?

The University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli (UNIVAN) published a study showing the results of an environmental LCA that analyses the impact of the adoption of NONTOX innovations for the recycling of End-of-Life vehicles (ELV) plastic, whose intrinsic value is currently wasted (sent to landfill or incineration). More in details, the studied processes include different technologies: …

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NONTOX Booklet: a guideline to support stakeholders complying with legislative requirements

Within the WP5 – Framework analysis and activities to enhance recycling activities, a summary document presenting the legislative and policy context affecting the recycling of plastic has been prepared. The booklet presents the regulatory framework and operational environment (including directives and standards) currently in place for the three waste streams studied in the NONTOX projects: …

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6th Consortium Meeting of NONTOX

On 16th and 17th of November 2021, the NONTOX beneficiaries attended the 6th Consortium Meeting of the project. The meeting was organized in a hybrid format to allow the participation of as many partners as possible. The face-to-face meeting has been hosted by IMDEA Energy, in Móstoles (Madrid, Spain). IMDEA Energy is the NONTOX partner …

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NONTOX Policy Brief

During the Horizon Result Booster activities, NONTOX elaborated a Policy Brief report as part of our joint collaboration together with the H2020 projects Circular Flooring, CREAToR, REACT and PLAST2bCLEANED. The current policy frame for plastics recycling have been analyzed and a series of recommendations propose. The document showcases to policymakers and to key decision-makers “An EU Joint Approach …

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How to enhance the environmental sustainability of WEEE plastics management: An LCA study

The project partner UNIVAN (Università degli studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli) wrote a paper that quantifies the environmental performances of the NONTOX innovations by an attributional Life Cycle Assessment. NONTOX approach dedicated to plastics from waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) includes innovations on sorting, dissolution/precipitation, extrusion, catalytic pyrolysis, and plastic upgrading. The NONTOX …

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Recycling Potential for Non-Valorized Plastic Fractions from Electrical and Electronic Waste

NONTOX project partner FRA (Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV) together with TUM (Technical University of Munich) wrote a paper to characterize the composition of plastics deriving from the waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). In detail, the study aims at characterizing plastic fractions from Electrical and Electronic Equipment currently excluded from recycling …

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Is the European Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment plastics management really sustainable?

In March 2021, a member of NONTOX consortium, “Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli”, published a scientific paper on Waste Management, one of the most important peer review journal in the area of resource recovery from wastes. The study evaluated the environmental performances of the European management of plastics deriving from Waste of Electrical …

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First EASME Workshop on Innovative methods to remove hazardous substances and contaminants from secondary raw materials

NONTOX project participated on January 29th, 2021 to H2020 projects online workshop: “Innovative methods to remove hazardous substances and contaminants from secondary raw materials for the circular economy” organised by EASME. Other projects in the event were CIRCULAR FLOORING, CREAToR, PLAST2bCLEANED, REMADYL, REACT and PureNano. Totally almost 160 participants attended the workshop. NONTOX project coordinator …

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NONTOX framework analysis and activities to enhance plastic recycling

NONTOX deliverable D5.1 presents the key areas of interest of the regulatory framework and operational environment in the EU, based on relevant existing directives and standards, with a special focus on criteria and requirements for the recycling of plastic waste containing hazardous substances. The legislative framework includes key waste, product, and chemical legislation, as well …

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Innovative methods for the Valorisation of Non-target Polymers

Plastic fraction represents around 30% of the total Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and is composed by a great variety of polymers (ABS, PS, HIPS, PE/PP, PC, etc..) and additives. Among the latter Bromine Flame Retardants (BFR) are substances of great environmental and health concern that require to be safely disposed.  Mechanical recycling processes …

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NONTOX – Behind the scenes of WEEE, ELV and CDW waste mapping exercise to support circular economy of plastics

In this blog post, Anna Tenhunen tells about a feedstock mapping exercise that was carried out to evaluate the volumes and current treatment routes for WEEE, ELV and CDW plastics in Europe, and to identify the plastic waste streams that are not currently recycled or are otherwise potential for the NONTOX project.