Post-consumer packaging recycling

Project leader: Dr Ulphard Thoden van Velzen
Time frame: 2009 – 2014
Project code: SD001
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The recycling network for post-consumer plastic packaging waste (PPW) is relatively new in the Netherlands. This project’s goal was a scientific understanding of PPW processing chains and their evaluation in terms of environmental benefits and overall costs. The project delivered results that help stakeholders in the recycling industry to develop more cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly processes. The final year for this project was dedicated to finalising its PhD student publications delivering various papers concerning the outcomes of the logistic and plastic-technology research respectively.