The end of RECIPLAST project is not near, it’s here! (And Garbo is there, too)

On June 10, 2022, Garbo will attend the final event of the RECIPLAST project, funded by the Piedmont Region under the Bioeconomy Platform (POR-FESR 2014-20).

The RECIPLAST project is drawing to its conclusion. Funded by the Piedmont Region as part of the Bioeconomy Platform (POR-FESR 2014-20), the project aimed to improve the eco-sustainability of plastics used in the packaging and automotive sectors through the development of separation, recycling, and valorization processes for those fractions of post-consumer and industrial waste that to date present criticalities in their recyclability and reuse capacity. The research activities were carried out thanks to the synergy between research institutions and companies and led to the achievement of important results in terms of reducing the environmental impact of the end-of-life of vehicles and packaging, strengthening the competitiveness of the regional supply chain of the sectors involved. Finally, the realization of demonstrators of an industrial nature provided evidence of the high technological maturity of the technical solutions developed in the project.

After being extended until June 13, 2022 (a decision was made to meet all the difficulties that many companies and industries, often crucial to the economy of their territory, have encountered due to the pandemic emergency crisis related to the spread of the COVID-19 virus), however, it is time to draw conclusions. This will be the theme of the conference organized for June 10, 2022 at the Faculty Council Room of the Polytechnic University of Turin (Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, Turin).

Among the partners who have received funding and taken an active part in the project is Garbo Srl, which has always been a leader in the search for original solutions and the identification of new and sustainable technological processes that allow filling the market with unique or distinctive products. Not only that, the speakers at the final event on June 10, 2022 will also include Eng. Beatrice Masaccesi and Valerio Vannozzi, who after their high apprenticeship training at Garbo S.r.l. only a few months ago discussed their Master’s level II thesis Management and design of sustainable chemical processes and plants.

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Below are all the details of the event.

09:30 – 09:40 > Registration
09:40 – 09:50 > Institutional greetings. Polytechnic University of Turin, Piedmont Region
09:50 – 10:00 > The RECIPLAST project: a regional response to the global challenge of fine plastics vit. Marco Monti, Proplast
10:00 – 10:20 > Circular economy projects for SMEs: the virtuous experience of Reciplast. Gabriele Muzio, API
10:20 – 10:40 > The management of post-consumer plastic packaging waste. Davide Pollon, Corepla
10:40 – 11:20 > Economic and environmental assessments of optimized management of end-of-life vehicles. Matteo Guglielmino, Stellantis – Barbara Ruffino and Marco Ravina, Politecnico di Torino

Coffee breaks

11:40 – 12:00 Development of an advanced extrusion process for the reduction of volatile and semivolatile organic compounds of HDPE recycled from fuel tanks. Bruno Muscato, F.lli Maris – Valentina Gianotti, University of Eastern Piedmont
12:00 – 12:20 Closed-loop recycling in the automotive sector using EVOREC Plastic Plus: technical experience and LCA evaluation on PA from fabric. Marco Girotto, F.lli Maris – Isabella Bianco, Politecnico di Torino
12:20 – 12:40 Valorization of recycled PET from food trays by dynamic crosslinking. Alberto Fina, Polytechnic University of Turin
12:40 – 13:00 Synergies between the packaging supply chain and cars as end-of-life materials for the realization of anti-trauma protections for sports facilities. Maria Teresa Scrivani, Proplast – Walter Bresso, CMP Bresso

Lunch break

14:00 – 14:20 Circular supply chains for plastics in Piedmont: from the Reciplast experience to the development of new paths. Roberto Cavallo, ERICA Cooperative
14:20 – 14:50 Chemical recycling of waste from the packaging and automotive sectors. Beatrice Maria Massaccesi and Valerio Vannozzi, Garbo
14:50 – 15:10 Development of a glycolysis and purification process for depolymerization of end-of-life polyurethanes from vehicle interiors. Maria Teresa Scrivani, Proplast
15:10 – 15:40 EPDM rubber recycling by co-rotating twin-screw extruder: devulcanization process, results analysis and LCA study. Marco Girotto, F.lli Maris – Maria Paola Luda and Paola Rizzi, University of Turin
15:40 – 16:00 Polymeric packaging pegs. Maria Paola Luda, University of Turin

What is the RECIPLAST project?

The future is sustainable. The RECIPLAST project starts from this premise, a fundamental point for the development of a circular economy that reduces its impact on the world in which we live.

Funded by the Piedmont Region under the POR-FESR 2014-2020 framework, with reference to the plan envisaged by the European Union, the RECIPLAST project aims to develop a new strategy focused on interventions that could ensure intelligent, sustainable, and inclusive industrial growth. The areas of innovation are many and very different: industrial innovation, research, innovation for health, the digital society, and the enhancement of the territory. Specifically, RECIPLAST finances its partners (including Garbo Srl) in the development of technological solutions that are able to favor the separation, recycling, and valorization of plastic waste. Waste that, to date, still cannot be fully exploited for reuse in the context of a circular economy.

The future is sustainable. Garbo and the RECIPLAST project are committed to making this really happen.

Together, with Garbo, towards the development of a circular economy.

And this was just the beginning.


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