Publications and other articles

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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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.

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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