Get familiar with our Circular Packaging program
Better recycling of plastic packaging and reuse of the materials in new applications can result in significant reduction in CO2 emissions, in less use of virgin fossil resources and contribute to a more circular economy.
Within the Circular Packaging program of Brightlands Materials Center, we work on redesigning the polymers of packaging materials to become recyclable. We also improve the quality of recycled materials to be able to reuse it in new applications. We provide knowledge and insights into what a LCA can mean for your packaging, knowledge of mechanical and chemical recycling and what you need to know in terms of policies and measures to ensure that your packaging will be ready for the circular economy of the future.
Currently the main focus of Brightlands Materials Center – Circular Packaging is on:
- multilayer / multimaterial / multifunctional plastic packaging which has currently no recycling value
- flexible and rigid applications in packaging
- new applications based on recycled products
- upgrading quality of recycled plastics
- LCA and impac assessments
- design guidelines
As an independent research center we offer accelerated innovation as well as funding opportunities.