Enabling recycling of plastics from electronic waste
We are a European Commission funded project that has taken on the challenge to transform the lifecycle of e-plastic materials into a more sustainable one.[read more]
PolyCE consists of a consortium of 20 expert organisations that are working together to significantly reduce the use of virgin plastics and enhance the use of recycled plastics in new electronics applications.[read more]
PolyCE’s 2018 milestones towards achieving the circular plastics value chain
It is safe to say that 2018 was marked by global commitments in tackling plastics pollution. Early in 2018, the European Commission pledged to fundamentally change the way Europe recycles plastics by drawing together plastics producers, users, and recyclers (see EU Plastics Strategy). 2019 seems to be equally, if not more exciting when it comes to seeing global commitments and actions being championed for a more sustainable future.
Illegal and Sub-Standard Plastic Waste Treatment: When Recycled Plastics May be Harmful to Consumers – and Why Black Plastics Are Unjustly Blamed
Black plastics are commonly believed to represent a problem in Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling because, allegedly, they are “wrongly sorted” and end up in food-contact applications. However, we, the PolyCE consortium — a Horizon 2020 project whose expertise lies in the development of advanced recycling and recovery solutions for high quality post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics — propose arguments to counter such claims and offer expertise-based reasoning.
Fraunhofer Institute for for Reliability and Microintegration IZM
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