TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES

Starting out with the information obtained from RePlaCe project and feasibility studies, a detailed design of all the conveyor belt components, gears and the machine as a whole will be carried out, in order to comply with the use of recycled plastics. Than the prototype plastic components are moulded using a single type of thermoplastic as raw material (PP) mixed with suitable additives to produce the required mechanical and lubrication properties. The technical activities include:
• Action B1-Conveyor Belt Machine Design
• Action B2-Plastic Component Design
• Action B3-Injection Moulding Machine Preparation
• Action B4-Plastic Component Moulding
• Action B5-Belt Assembly
• Action B6-Conveyor Belt Machine Assembly
• Action B7-Plastic Component Test
• Action B8- Conveyor Belt Machine Test
• Action B9-Study of tight tolerance applications for recycled plastics

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Through a Waste Management Plan we want to study the feasibility of a widespread hard plastic collection, to increase the amount of plastic being recycled and to represent a possible starting material for the purposes of this project. The scope is to analyze the recycling potential of plastic waste other than the separately collected packaging, which is largely regulated as opposed to bulky plastics. This relates mainly to plastics in private household waste, for example, in residual waste and bulky waste collections. These types of special waste will be quantified, their nature described and categorized. The scientific activities include:
• Action B10-Study of waste management to increase sources of recycled plastics
• Action C1-Analysis of the environmental impact of the new application developed in the project
• Action C2-Carbon Footprint assessment of the project
• Action C3-Socioeconomic monitoring

DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

This action pursues the objective of spreading the knowledge and promoting green products within the plastic sector, all over Europe. In particular the idea is to create the widest attention on the prototype developed in the project (conveyor belt)The action’s objective is to promote a new plastic waste differentiation among citizens and national stakeholders (from the ecological operators to the plastic waste recycled companies and public authorities). According to the results of action B10 the aim is to inform citizens of the opportunity to recycled also non-packaging plastic waste and increase their eco-friendly behaviour explaining all others project results. The Dissemination activities include:
• Action D1-Dissemination to promote eco-products in plastic sector
• Action D2-Dissemination to promote “hard” and “bulky” plastic waste differentiation
• Action D3- Networking Action
• Action D4- After-Life Communication Plan

MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

Consider the limited number of beneficiaries and the their geographical position the coordination procedures has been simplify. The main role in partner coordination will be assumed by the Project Manager Team that will contact both the administrative and technical personnel of the other partners (no coordination body is foreseen for the other partner) in order to take administrative or technical decision among the project activities. As ordinary decision making procedure the Project Manager team will organize decision meeting every six months with the technical coordinator of each partner to evaluate the technical activities and with the administrative staff to evaluate project costs. The management activities include:
• Action E1- Coordination and Project Management
• Action E2-Financial Project Management
• Action E3-Project Monitoring