Revaluating and Reusing the Plastic

Plastic is an important material in our economy, and modern daily life is unthinkable without them. At the same time however, they can have serious downsides on the environment and health . In the EU, the potential for recycling plastic waste remains largely unexploited. Reuse and recycling of end-of-life plastics is very low, particularly in comparison with other materials such as paper, glass or metals . Around 25.8 million tonnes of plastic waste are generated in Europe every year . Less than 30% of such waste is collected for recycling. Of this amount, a significant share leaves the EU to be treated in third countries, where different environmental standards may apply. In line with the new plastics economy vision, the PTwist Project, funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, will twist plastic reuse practices through a collaborative open platform! TAGES is the innovation partner of the project.