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CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Challenges

The new national and European industrial policies are based on the circular economy and aim to achieve ambitious objectives of reducing waste and the environmental impact of economic activities. Indeed, European industry is the source of 20% of EU emissions and only 12% of materials used by industry come from recycling. Following the adoption of the Green Deal in 2020, the European Commission published a new industrial strategy that will support a green transformation, and which will prioritize the reduction and reuse of materials before their recycling. Priority efforts will focus on resource intensive sectors such as:  textiles, construction, electronics and plastics. However, Europe also needs a digital sector that revolves around sustainable development and green growth.

Cluster actions

A European congress on the circular economy for polymers

The first European congress on eco-plastics organized in Lyon in 2018 was the testimony of the real dynamic on this theme. This strong axis, representing 19% of the projects in the cluster's portfolio and with high potential growth over the period 2019-2022, in connection with national issues and policies of which the FREC (Roadmap of the Circular Economy), is a chapter inseparable from current projects and the breeding ground for many current and future collaborative projects.

  • Focus on a flagship action to strengthen the ecosystem - DIS 30 project
  • Stake : Become by 2030 the European leader in sustainable, smart and safe plastic materials and products
  • Goals : Updating the synergies between regional structures to make the regional players in platurgy and composites innovation visible, optimising interactions between sectors of the plastics industry, consolidating the network for the benefit of structuring innovation projects and bringing together the region's technical centres and technological platforms
  • Drivers of the DIS 30 project: Polymeris and the IPC and CTCPA technical centers: the CTCPA as a national relay for the agro-food sector of Polymeris activities.

Partners

The Polymeris cluster, in conjunction with its partners in the sector such as IPC and Polyvia, offers support and support actions to help French companies position themselves on the ecological transition and the circular economy. These actions are both targeted monitoring of calls for projects, advice on the preparation of European dossiers as well as opportunities for networking and exchange of experience. Companies can also benefit from a large network of cluster partners in France and Europe to be able to set up competitive consortia and offer innovative solutions.

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