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FCC Medio Ambiente coordinates the LIFE4FILM Project


EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises), the Executive Agency that runs the LIFE programme, has approved LIFE4FILM project coordinated by FCC Medio Ambiente

The main objective of LIF4FILM Post-Consumption Film Plastic Recycling From Municipal Solid Waste) project is to prevent landfilling or waste to energy valorisation for film plastics (LDPE) separated from the municipal solid waste by means of the implementation of an innovating recycling process at semi-industrial scale 10,000 t/y pilot line in Granada (Spain) that will include equipment from ROLBATCH and STADLER. This plant will be operated by FCC with the aim of demonstrating its profitability and replicability at an European context.

The project develops a new low carbon recycling technology thus obtaining more sustainable process. This new technology will increase the resources efficiency, valorising the LDPE by the production of industrial accepted products (validated by the Tech Centre AIMPLAS and the University of Granada), thus fostering the implementation of the circular economy.

The process consist of optical separation, watering, extrusion and effluents treatment.

New job positions will be created thanks to the implementation of this technology and the competitiveness of the waste treatment sector will be enhanced. Dissemination and Communication actions will take place at EU level regarding the diminution of the plastic industry's carbon footprint.

The project will take place from 2018 to 2020. By means of this project FCC Medio Ambiente reinforces its compromise with climate change mitigation and the implementation of the circular economy. In 2016 the actions developed by FCC Group achieved a reduction of more than 500,000 tCO2 equivalent to 2 million trees planted and production of 135,000 GJ from renewable sources, mainly by biogas valorisation from municipal solid waste.
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