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Plastic recycling is a major technological challenge. Currently, the world recycles only 14% of the plastic packaging it uses. Multilayer plastics especially are hard to recycle due to their complexity. They usually end up in landfill or incineration plants, contradicting the concept of Circular Economy.
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The MANDALA project presents a sustainable solution for the plastic packaging sector, focusing on 3 fundamental pillars: eco-design, adhesives with double functionality and end of life, with the aim of finding a sustainable and effective solution for multilayer packaging in the medium term, insofar as recycling the conventional materials as well as the use of biopolymers..

MANDALA combines the know-how of its 11 consortium members who cover all the innovative spectrum (technological centers, big companies, SMEs, and clusters) throughout Europe. This project has been funded by the BBI-JU in the Horizon Europe framework, and it will contribute to solving three challenges the European society is currently facing: reducing the environmental impact, decoupling the European industry from oil resources, and increasing their competitiveness.

MANDALA is seeking to include new members to its Stakeholder Board from all across Europe in order to obtain a holistic view, especially coming from the following sectors: 1) waste collection and management, 2) manufacturing bio-based products, 3) policymaking, 4) consumer associations for acceptance and safety-related issues, 5) polymer industry and 6) chemical companies.

All the members will be updated with the latest news about MANDALA, which is at the vanguard in circular economy and sustainability. Moreover, they will have the opportunity to network with some of the main innovative agents in the plastic sector.

Join the next round by clicking on the link below before the 28th of February.

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