EPS-SURE: European Project to Recycle Fish Boxes

The project, which was started in 2017, counts a budget of 1.5 million Euro and has obtained a grant of the European Commission through the European LIFE+ Program.

As reported by Coexpan, a Spanish company specialized in the manufacturing of rigid plastic sheets and thermoformed products for the food industry, the “LIFE EPS-SURE 2017-2020” Project is destined to the design of a new collection, pretreatment and recycling system of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) wastes to produce new high added value Polystyrene (PS) products suitable for food contact. The project is coordinated by Cicloplast, an association that integrates all the companies of the plastic sector in Spain in which Anape, Coexpan, El Corte Inglés and Total Petrochemicals Iberica take part. Coexpan’s contribution to the EPS-SURE Project will be “a key element to verify the functionality of the new obtained grades according to the usual quality standards in the sector, analyzing its thermoformability, its preservation capability of the different types of food and its safe use as a suitable material for direct food contact,” the company said.

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