LDPE-R: New applications
The Circular Lab is the Ecoembes research center for packaging recycling.
The film composed of LDPE and PP, is currently recycled into low-value products. It is essential a reconceptualization of the range of applicability that makes its recycling profitable, since it is one of the most complex and abundant fractions (60,000Tm / year).
From the recovery of the residual film, the three new materials (film, fabric and foam) are obtained. Four work lines have been investigated from the design and experiential understanding of the materials: new circular packages, packaging with thermal properties, furniture and dress.