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NONTOX – Improving circularity of plastics

The NONTOX project develops solutions to enhance plastic recycling by removing hazardous chemicals from plastic waste. This exhibition displays project results through informative posters and student concept ideas.
Infographic of the NONTOX project

The NONTOX project aims to improve the circularity of plastics, especially in electronic waste, end-of-life vehicles, and construction and demolition waste, by developing new means of recycling along with supportive design recommendations to make a true impact on the plastic-related value chain across Europe.

Infographic of the three NONTOX waste plastic streams: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Construction and Demolition Waste and End of Life Vehicle.

In everyday life, plastics are one of the most used materials, and their applications in both standard and high-tech equipment is growing fast.

NONTOX (2019-2022) is an EU Horizon 2020 project that aims to develop solutions to enhance plastic recycling by removing hazardous chemicals from plastic waste. The specific focus is on waste electrical and electronics equipment (WEEE), end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) and construction and demolition waste (CDW). The aim of work ranges from developing new pretreatment methods and innovative approaches to valorise recycled plastics and the communication of eco-design recommendations to a wider audience.

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This exhibition showcases informative posters explaining such waste feedstocks and their potential recycling processes, along with eco-design considerations and students’ concept ideas how the recycled materials could be produced and used in the future.

Online seminar: NONTOX – Improving circularity of plastics

Project team:

  • Pirjo Kääriäinen, Associate professor, Design and Materialities
  • Tatu Marttila, Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Teppo Vienamo, Lecturer, Prototyping in Design
  • Hanna Arhe, Student assistant (material tests)
  • Hannah Scoones, Student assistant (exhibition design)

This project has received funding from European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°820895
Infographic of the NONTOX project

NONTOX Project (external link)

Removing hazardous substances to increase recycling rates of WEEE, ELV and CDW plastics.

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