Grant agreements have been signed for three new projects (Afterlife, RefuCoat and CIRC-PACK) funded through the EU program Horizon 2020, where Mi-plast will realize its partner role. Horizon 2020 is the EU program which contributes to accomplishment of goals stated in the key strategic documents of the European Union related to research, technological development and innovation. The guiding idea of the new framework program is to provide solutions and responses to the economic crisis, investing in future business and development, addressing EU citizens' concerns about their material security, general security and the environment, as well as strengthening the EU's global position in research, innovation and technology. Horizon 2020’s structure is based on three main priorities: Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges.
Afterlife, Refucoat and CIRC-PACK explore innovation solutions related to: filtration technologies for wastewater recovery and obtaining completely clean water streams ready for reuse (Afterlife), fully recyclable monolayer plastics food packaging, thus decreasing pressure from recycling processes and increasing economic and environmental sustainability (RefuCoat), and the development of biodegradable plastics by use of alternative bio-based raw materials, reducing the dependency on fossil fuels, negative environmental impact of plastics and creating efficient economical solution for plastics after use (CIRC-PACK). These projects unite the contributions and engagement of all project partners, who jointly work to achieve Europe’s strategic goals.
More on projects HERE.