Plastic Recuperation and Valorisation Fit for Use

The PROFIT project will reverse engineer products with recycled content and define and produce feedstock from recycling which are fit for use. Starting from applications and plastic products the project will define properties and specifications for feedstock. Using these specifications, novel separation techniques will be developed for 2 different complex and mixed plastic waste streams. This approach throughout the value chain and through reverse engineering allows a cost effective and efficient process. Water management and use of chemicals will be optimized through water purification techniques. Using Life cycle analysis, these any claims on efficiency and sustainability will be continuously monitored.

Project Results

On 25 November 2020, Ghent University hosted a webinar to present the final results and conclusions of the two Catalisti-ICON projects MATTER & PROFIT. The webinar presented some techno-scientific insights in valorising plastics from comingled waste, chemical vs. mechanical recycling and what the new P+MD bag will mean for Belgium. The main conclusions and their implications for plastic recycling were discussed during a panel conversation moderated by Kim Ragaert (Ghent University), with panelists Erik Moerman (Indaver), Nico Kimpe (Vanheede), Jan Van Havenbergh (Catalisti), Steven De Meester and Philippe Gendebien (Fost Plus). The information about PROFIT starts at 01:28.

Project Details
Project type: ICON
Approved on: 01/12/2016
Duration: 01/01/2016 – 31/12/2019
Total budget: €622.182
Subsidy: €403.337
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