LIFE4FILM (LIFE17 ENV/ES/000229 Post-consumption film plastic recycling from municipal solid waste)

In November, FCC Environment presented the LIFE4FILM project on recycling plastic film from urban waste to the European Commission in Brussels during the launch event of the 2017 edition of the LIFE programme (Environment projects-Resource Efficiency/Waste).

LIFE4FILM is a LIFE project in which FCC Environment is performing as coordinator, and its main objective is to avoid landfill or energy recovery of plastic film (LDPE) present in solid urban waste by implementing an innovative recycling process on a semi-industrial scale through a 11,000 t/year capacity recovery line in Granada (Spain), which will be operated by FCC with the aim of demonstrating its profitability and its ability to be replicated at a European level

The LIFE4FILM project was approved by the European Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), which is responsible for managing the LIFE programme. It has a budget of €5.12 million and will last 4 years.

Presentación del proyecto LIFE4FILM en Bruselas ante la Comisión Europea

Presentation of the LIFE4FILM project to the European Commission in Brussels

The objective is to increase by 62% the rate of recycling of plastic film from urban waste, as well as its value recovery, incorporating it as secondary raw material in the manufacture of new industrial products accepted by the market, all within the framework of the circular economy concept.

In this project of the LIFE Environment and Resource Efficiency call, also participate: STADLER, LINDNER, EREMA, the Technological Institute of Plastics AIMPLAS, IBAÑEZ and the UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA.

Through this project, FCC Environment is reinforcing its commitment to fighting climate change and to the transformation into a circular economy society.

During the year 2022, the washing, extrusion and blowing line has been put into operation, obtaining the first bags with recycled Film plastics.


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(LIFE17 ENV/ES/000229, funded by the European Commission through the program LIFE).