Recycling of plastics

Recycling of plastics

Recycling of plastics

WHAT: The use of plastics needs to be more sustainable, and more plastic need to be recycled back into new products in a resource-efficient way. RISE Testbed for recycling of plastics is an arena and test facility for plastic recycling that offers both expertise and equipment for developing and testing of new methods for repurposing plastics.

WHERE: Gothenburg

PARTNERS: RISE

ACCESSIBILITY: Aims primarily at plastics and manufacturing companies, product owners, polymer industry, recycling companies and machine manufacturers.

Recycling of plastics 
Plastics are used widely within different kinds of businesses and there is a large need for sustainable use and recycling, from a societal perspective as well as from an industrial perspective. Swerea IVF’s test plant in Mölndal has the right skills and equipment to develop and test new methods for reusing plastic material in new products.
There are many challenges connected to this; the environmental goals are to be reached while the industry’s need, and requirement, of cost effective secondary plastic raw material has to be met – but there are good ideas and solutions. Within the project Recycling of plastics, companies can network and participate in seminars for knowledge dissemination. Companies and universities collaborate around different issues, exchange experiences and identify opportunities.  This often leads to new collaborations and joint projects.

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