Launched on 7th of October in Brussels, the newly formed group will pool resources and expertise to “multiply” key messages from the ecosystem of projects that receive funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The first projects who joined the group under the managing of EuPC, as Communication and Dissemination leader of the DEMETO project, are: CIRC-PACK, Circular Flooring, CREAToR, DECOAT, FiberEUse, HARMONI, iCAREPLAST, ISOPREP, MultiCycle, NONTOX, PlastiCircle, polynSPIRE, PUReSmart, REACT, REMADYL, REPAIR3D, SMARTFAN, TERMINUS and REPOLYUSE (Life) as guest participant.
The up above mentioned innovation projects joined forces to boost European Union efforts towards a circular economy for plastics. The Plastics Circularity Multiplier group will communicate to policy makers, the public and industry on a range of EU-funded innovations . Innovations that aim to bring plastic materials into the circular economy of the future and create new business opportunities and jobs in Europe.
Actually more than 300 projects dealing with plastics in a circular economy have been supported by the FP7 and Horizon 2020 programmes and the Plastics Circularity Multiplier will go on to open up its activities and participation in September 2020 to all ongoing EU projects, whether in Horizon 2020 or in the new Horizon Europe framework programme.