Sustainable Plastics towards a Circular Economy
SusPlast’s mission is to transform the way plastics are designed, produced, used and recycled into a circular economy. To this end, it proposes a synergistic approach involving materials science and biotechnology, to develop research and innovation activities as well as socio-educational strategies to implement a plastic management based on the circular economy. The ITP (Interdisciplinary Platform for Sustainable Plastics) is based on 4 pillars:
Development of chemical and biotechnology strategies for recycling and the development of new sustainable polymers.
Analysis of the health and environmental effects of plastic pollution.
Regulation and certification of plastics with a lower environmental impact.
Dissemination, teaching and training activities on the current state and progress in plastics.