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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.

NONTOX at Plastics Circularity Multiplier online conference

On October 14th, ERION, partner of the project, joined the Plastics Circularity Multiplier online conference, presenting NONTOX Project updates. A network of industrial and academic actors, together with policymakers discussed EuropeanUnion-funded projects focused on innovations that aim of bringing plastic materials into the circular economy

Discover more about EU Nontox project: video

NONTOX Project video provides an overview of the approach adopted to recycle plastics containing hazardous substances. Interventions of three sector experts support the overview of innovative technological solutions: Martin Schlummer (Fraunhofer IVV), Sandra Ramos Quiros (AIMPLAS) and Juan Miguel Moreno Rodriguez (IMDEA Energy). Do you want to discover more about EU Nontox project? from Ecodom …

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EGG2020 online conference presentation

The presentation was illustrated by ECODOM during the EGG2020 online conference, with the aim of providing an overview of the activities carried out during the first year of the EU NONTOX Project, focusing on the results obtained with the innovative technologies developed for removing hazardous substances and enhancing recycling rates: CreaSolv®, Extruclean and ThermochemicalConversion.

Publication: Legacy additives in a circular economy of plastics: Current dilemma, policy analysis, and emerging countermeasures

NONTOX partner FRA (Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV) together with TUM (Technical University of Munich) has written a review paper of the current situation about the legacy additives in plastic waste streams, their end-of-life treatment options related to legislation covering these additives and links between regulation and waste management. The article is …

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