At REACT, we believe that strong synergies and wide dissemination are crucial steps to concert innovative results into impactful solutions. This is why REACT project coordinator CENTROCOT contributed to the drafting of the NONTOX Policy Brief, a joint EU policy recommendations document for the sustainability of plastic.

A JOINT POLICY BRIEF

NONTOX Policy Brief: An EU Joint Approach to Recycling and Eco-design, is the result of a joint work of five Horizon 2020 projects: NONTOXPLAST2bCLEANEDCREAToR, CIRCULAR FLOORING and REACT. The document provides insights on extensive research and innovative solutions for the recycling and eco-design of plastics. The ultimate goal is to help policymakers and other stakeholders with science-based recommendations to advance Europe’s circular economy and climate neutrality.

As explained in the Policy Brief “applying ambitious circularity principles for plastics in Europe will have net positive benefits in the transition towards the circular economy, unleashing opportunities to take niche ideas into the mainstream, increasing market uptake and significantly reducing damage to the environment”.

Collaboration among these projects is not new, as they are already partnered up in the Plastics Circularity Multiplier, a group committed to plastic re-use and recycling efficiency.

TREATMENT PROCESS TO REMOVE PLASTICS WASTES FROM TEXTILE

The REACT project developed an innovative treatment process that improves the recycling of outdoor awnings and furnishing. The partners, coming from the textile supply chain, researched, tested, and fine-tuned a technique that detects and removes hazardous substances, ensuring eventually the purity of the recycled fabric. This will allow European fabric producers to be more self-sustainable and create a virtuous circular economy development in the vertical sector. Watch the video interview with Barbara Ferrari (Parà’s Research and Development) to know more about the REACT treatment process and prototype.

Read the full NONTOX Policy Brief with our policy recommendation to reduce the environmental footprint of plastics and other waste products.