As part of the EEA Grants Environment Program, Ecoiberia Reciclados Ibéricos SA started the development of the “Bottle to Bottle: Top Quality PET Project for the circular economy of plastic bottles in Portugal” .
As one of the objectives is to improve Ecoiberia’s laboratory capacity in order to guarantee Quality and Safety, especially in terms of recycled food contact, the first equipment arrived as planned and is being used.
The equipment will make it possible to evaluate the optical, mechanical and thermal properties of the recycled material (R-Pet) that is produced. Allowing to make a qualitative assessment.
More details about the project can be found here.
The Environment Programme supports this project within the scope of the Call#1, which aims to finance projects that focus on priority areas for reducing plastics in the oceans and promoting awareness of the challenges related to plastics in the oceans and proposing solutions.
Under the EEA Grants 2014-2021, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, as donor Countries, finance, in 15 Member States of the European Union, initiatives and projects with the objective of reducing social and economic disparities by strengthening bilateral relations with beneficiary Countries.
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