NONTOX Project

Removing hazardous substances to increase recycling rates of WEEE, ELV and CDW plastics


The Project

NONTOX project is a combination of multiple recycling technologies to recycle hazardous plastic waste generated from Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE), End of Life Vehicles (ELV) and Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW). The unique combination of mechanical and chemical recycling technologies imparts several techno-economic benefits over single conventional methods. The project has eight workpackages, each focusing on unique parts of the NONTOX value chain beginning right from gathering the reliable statistics to novel pretreatment steps and from challenging our recycling technologies with complex plastic waste to defining the innovative approaches to valorize the recycled plastics. NONTOX approach is critically assessed not only from the techno-economic perspective but also from the strict environmental boundaries.


Even though NONTOX project is still in its infancy, We forsee positive impacts in NONTOX concept.

  1.  Significant reduction in incineration of valuable plastic waste approximating over 5 Mt/yr
  2.  Reduction of almost 1 Mt CO2 eq/yr
  3.  Job creations from increased recycling facilities.
  4.  Efficient use of raw materials in EU by implementing Eco-design concept

Time frame

1st June 2019 – 31st May 2022

Technology Solution We Are Developing

Why are we innovative?

Smart sorting – novel detectors

Combination of intelligent recycling technologies

Enhanced properties of recycled plastics