Solutions Database

Solutions Database

This database compiles companies, research institutions, and other solution providers from across the world who can provide the technical expertise to help your city develop more sustainably. Oftentimes cities may wish to carry out sustainable projects, but lack specific knowledge or capacity. The listed solution providers have experience in supporting cities and regions to achieve their sustainability goals.

Solution providers can add their solutions by clicking here. All submitted solutions are subject to approval.  

(Please note: inclusion on the list does not denote endorsement from the IUC programme.) 


Solution Information

Solution Title

Circular economy of commercial plastic packaging in urban environments

Solution Title (in English)


Waste management, Packaging


Green procurement, Waste recycling


Demonstration project to foster green public procurement (GPP) of CPPW in urban areas. The project will demonstrate that this waste stream is a valuable resource from which new recycled added-value materials and products can be obtained. The project will implement an innovative management model to assist local authorities in decision making, and to provide companies with incentives to participate. The project will evaluate the generation of CPPW by business/shopping centres, urban commercial centres, distribution companies and professional small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The project will focus on polyethylene, which is the most common type of plastic, and expanded polystyrene, which is a concern because of its low density. The project will operate two recycling facilities, in Hungary and Spain, which will produce recycled polyethylene and recycled polystyrene from CPPW. The recycled material will be used to manufacture new plastic products, thereby closing the loop. The project will also evaluate the potential for replication of its recycling systems in Belgium, Croatia, Poland, Romania and Turkey.
SDGs and Topics

Sustainable Development Goals


Circular economy
Innovative and responsible public procurement
Sustainable production/consumption
Water, waste management and sanitation
Solution Provider

Provider Name


Legal Form

Research institution

Size (Employees)


València Parc Tecnològic, Carrer de Gustave E






Additional Information

Corporate Social Responsibility

Management System Certifications

Research and Development Activities

Information for B2C


Reference Projects