The main aim of Eco-puplast project is to find sustainable ways to get resources from what is traditionally understood as “waste”, decreasing the generation of trash. This represents an extraordinary opportunity for our continent in terms of environmental sustainability, bringing new opportunities to the European manufacturing industry.
Europe is struggling for resources in a context of deep raw materials scarcity. The best answer to this challenge is to transform waste from industrial processes in clean materials. This means to copy what Nature does and avoids the generation of trash, saving resources and money and promoting jobs at the same time.
In this context, we promote practices of Circular Economy. This path might be narrow, but it can be seen as a sort of bridge, going to the right direction.
The example of rare earths is only the most popular one. Also recovering cellulosic fibers and plastic polymers including mix plastics could be seen as the best solution in terms of sustainability. This possibly will lead to a new, modern manufacturing industry in Europe.