Project title: URBANREC – New approaches for the valorisation of URBAN bulky waste into high added value RECycled products.
Country: Europe wide.
Client: European Commission’s Research and Development Horizon2020 Programme.
Alliance partner involved: Kveloce, Spain.
Description: The URBANREC project aims to develop and implement an eco-innovative and integral bulky waste management system (enhancing prevention, improving logistics and allowing new waste treatments to obtain high added value recycled products) and demonstrate its effectiveness in different regions. In URBANREC project, Northern, Mediterranean, Eastern and South-Eastern areas in Europe are represented by Belgium, Spain, Poland and Turkey. These countries have very different urban waste recycling rates, from around a 60% in Belgium, 25-30% in Spain, or 20% in Poland, to less than 5% in Turkey.
The URBANREC project aims to improve the separation and disassembling of bulky waste – implementing advanced fragmentation techniques to obtain high-quality raw materials, promoting innovative valorisation routes for those considered more problematic (PUR foam, mixed hard plastics and mixed textiles), not recycled due to lack of eco-innovative cost effective solutions.