Climate KIC - Catalysing a switch to a circular economy through plastic waste prevention- eCircular

Ente finanziatore: Programma EIT Climate-KIC

Coordinatore Università di Bologna Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Energia elettrica e dell'Informazione «Guglielmo Marconi» (DEI) in collaborazione con il Dipartimento di Scienze Aziendali (prof. Angelo Paletta)

Partners di progetto:

  1. Wuppertal Institute
  2. Ecomatters
  3. Lund University
  4. Montanuniversität Leoben
  5. EIT Climate-KIC

Durata: 4 anni - dal 01/01/2018 al 31/12/2021

Obiettivo: The eCircular Flagship programme will accelerate the circularity of plastic-based material systems and dematerialisation of plastic demand, with the vision of a reaching a carbon-neutral material system by 2050. The Flagship thrives for radical digital innovations for waste prevention and their up-scaling. Digital technologies foster traceability of materials and products, allow for accurate information flows on product and material qualities and availability, reducing the fragmentation of knowledge and regulation. Market transparency can be improved, search costs reduced and effectiveness processes can be enhanced. This digital transformation can enable a quicker transition towards plastic waste reduction and prevention.

eCircular will promote smart manufacturing solutions, advanced eco-design approaches, new business models and alternative consumption patterns. Advanced policies and industry standards will be explored to scale-up innovative solutions.