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Fostering a circular economy for multi-layer packaging through innovation and collaboration

TERMINUS Industrial Workshop to address the latest innovative packaging solutions

By 2030 all packaging must be recyclable or reusable in Europe. What steps can the industry then take to accelerate the circularity of multi-layer plastic packaging?

This topic will be addressed at the upcoming TERMINUS Industrial Workshop, taking place on April 12 & 13 at Clermont Auvergne INP.

TERMINUS aims at unlocking the recycling challenge for multi-layer and multi-material packaging with the use of enzyme-containing adhesives and tie-layers, which would enable for the separation of different layers upon triggering. The different materials can then be processed via conventional recycling routes.

At the workshop, the consortium partners will illustrate the innovative results obtained throughout the project and portray the means of integrating TERMINUS into conventional waste management infrastructures. The programme will be complemented with insights from other initiatives and stakeholders working on advancing the circularity of plastic used in this sector.

During the two-day event, dedicated sessions on multi-layer delamination, plastic recycling, circular economy and digitalisation are included, providing a holistic overview of the efforts taken across the value chain. The attendees will also have an opportunity to visit the facilities at Clermont Auvergne INP, together with the exhibition of posters.

More information about the event and the link to registrations can be found on the TERMINUS website:


TERMINUS addresses the challenge of unlocking recycling and reuse of flexible multi-layer and multi-compounds packaging materials used for food, beverages, cosmetics, pet food, fertilisers, any perishable goods in general. It will develop a range of smart enzyme-containing polymers with triggered intrinsic self-biodegradation properties, acting as adhesives or tie layers in the design and manufacturing of multi-layer plastics for food and non-food applications.

The project is funded by the European Union under Horizon 2020. Call: H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2018. Grant Agreement: 814400


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