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Prospex Institute for


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A Circular Multilayer Plastic Approach for value retention of end-of-life multilayer films

CIMPA: Eliminating plastic foil waste in food packaging and agriculture.


Over 2.6 million tonnes of used multilayers films (which are mainly applied for food packaging and agriculture) are incinerated or landfilled every year due to a lack of economically and environmentally sustainable recycling solutions. This waste costs the global economy €3 billion annually.


The goal of the CIMPA project is to create an economy in which multilayer plastic films never become waste. It aims to achieve it by developing a recycling value chain for post-industrial and post-consumer multilayer films, retaining up to 72% of their value yield. The key objective will be to produce recycled materials compliant with agricultural and food standards and to bring stakeholders onboard to take an active part in the multilayers recycling.

Prospex Institute's Role

Prospex Institute supports the project partners in engaging with key stakeholders of the multilayer value chain. In particular, Prospex Institute is responsible for mapping the whole value chain (based on the Prospex-CQI method), setting up workshops with industrial actors and organising six citizen labs to integrate in the project the feedback provided by consumers. For more information and most recent updates, visit the CIMPA website and follow the project on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 101003864.

Our Mission

Decisions for society need to be taken in consultation & participation with those affected by it.


Prospex Institute helps to make this happen. We promote the participation of citizens & stakeholders in dialogue & decision-making processes of relevance for society.

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