Challenge: Plastic wastes are a major environmental challenge, with only a small proportion of plastic wastes (currently 30% in the EU) being recycled, and the rest being incinerated or landfilled.
Solution: The SEALIVE project will develop innovative business models for advanced bio-based plastics, to contribute to the EU’s plastics strategy, and its target for 100% of plastics to be reusable or recyclable by 2030. Solutions being developed include: new bio-based plastics solutions; recycling-by-design techniques; cutting-edge compounding and extrusion technologies and; effective end-of-life solutions.
Duration: October 2019 – September 2023
Working with its member Gate2Growth, we lead the Work Package on ‘Sustainable strategies for bio-based plastics in land and sea applications’, defining a business model driven methodology to be applied to the full project, and co-ordinating exploitation and market uptake activities.
Contact: Simon Hunkin