Project

About the project

LIFE CIRC-ELV is aimed at boosting a resource-efficient circular economy in the automotive sector by enhancing ELV managemet to increase the plastic recycling rates in a costeffective way and resulting in recycled plastics with suitable quality for new market applications. The project will contribute to achieve the ELV recycling targets set by EU legislation, while closing the loop for plastics and helping to reduce fossil resource depletion and derived impacts.

Objectives

Expected results

  • New sustainable business value chain in the EU for ELV plastics recycling
  • 12 tonnes of recycled plastics produced (1,000 ELVs treated)
  • 75% Carbon footprint reduction
  • 90% Non-renewable energy demand reduction
  • New products made of recycled ELV plastics
  • 15% cost reduction for new products
  • 5 EU regions, 3 sectors and 12 customers
  • 5% ELVs in EU using LIFE CIRC-ELV model by 2026 at 30 ATFs
  • Socio-economic benefits

Results

Results and degree of achievement (June 2019)


  • 1. State-of-the-art & ELV management situation
    75%
  • 2. Separation of target plastic components at ATFs
    40%
  • 3. pre-treatment of ELV plastics
    5%
  • 4. recycled ELV plastics through compounding process
  • 5. use of recycled plastics in automotive parts & pipes
  • 6. Industrial scaling of the ELV plastic recycling chain
  • 7. life cycle sustainability assessment
    25%
  • 8. business plan
  • 9. replicability & transferability plan
    10%
  • 10. dissemination plan
    20%

Consortium

AIMPLAS

Aimplas

Coordinating beneficiary Paterna (Valencia), Spain
Desguace Cortés

Desguace Cortés

Associated beneficiary Benaguasil (Valencia), Spain
INDRA

INDRA

Associated beneficiary Pruniers-en-Sologne, France
Desguace Cortés

Isolago

Associated beneficiary Aveiras de Baixo, Portugal
Sigit

Sigit

Associated beneficiary Calatayud (Zaragoza), Spain
Sigrauto

Sigrauto

Associated beneficiary Madrid, Spain