ECOSHEET-PRO - Taking low-grade mixed plastic waste and converting it directly into a high-performance and cost-effective alternative to plywood
ECOSHEET-PRO is an eco-innovative and cost-effective alternative to plywood made from mixed plastic waste obtained by a special customized extrusion technology based on co-rotating extruders. The main scope of ECOSHEET-PRO project and technology is to tackle two significant environmental challenges.
The first issue is that of mixed plastic waste. According to Plastics Europe, in 2018, 19.6 million tons of post-consumer waste plastics were landfilled or incinerated, as they could not be easily collected, separated and recycled. The second issue is the substitution of plywood, a key high volume commodity in construction industry formworks that is generating a very negative deforestation effect. To tackle these challenges, ECOSHEET-PRO’s extrusion lines transform mixed plastic into a competitive, reusable, plywood replacement, cutting down global demand for plywood and contributing to a substantial reduction in deforestation and biodiversity loss.
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