The international research and demonstration project SYSCHEMIQ has been successfully evaluated and will receive €9.6 million in funding from the Horizon Europe programme. The project will start this year and continue through 2025.
ECRN is one of the 20 partners involved, representing industry, business, knowledge institutes, and local governments from the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.
The objective of SYSCHEMIQ is to contribute to an increase in the recycling and reuse of plastic in new products. The focus is on collecting, sorting, and recycling used plastic but also on designing plastic materials that can help improve recycling. In addition to the technical aspects, the interests of citizens and local and regional authorities and knowledge institutes (higher education and university programs) are also explicitly addressed.