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

Boosting circular economy of plastics from end-of-life vehicles through recycling into high added-va

Solution Title (in English)


Waste, recycling, resource conservation


ELV processing, automobile industry


The LIFE CIRC-ELV project aims to boost plastic recycling rates in the automotive sector by recycling polypropylene in end-of-life cars and reusing it in new products. Economic methods to dismantle and sort plastic components, including bumpers and fuel deposits, will help reduce recycling costs. Project partners will also test pre-treatments and compounding processes to improve the properties and market value of the materials recovered. They will demonstrate the quality and performance of recycled plastics by replacing virgin materials in new products, including automotive parts. This field experience will shed light on business opportunities for replicating plastic recycling process on a wider scale. Substituting virgin plastics with the recycled kind would contribute to the EU circular economy package. It would also support the Waste Framework Directive and Commission Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles by closing the manufacturing loop for plastics used in car manufacturing and tackle the depletion of fossil resources from which they are currently derived.
SDGs and Topics

Sustainable Development Goals


Circular economy
Water, waste management and sanitation
Solution Provider

Provider Name

AIMPLAS - Asociacin de investigacin de materi

Legal Form

Size (Employees)


València Parc Tecnològic, Carrer de Gustave E


Paterna, Valencia




Additional Information

Corporate Social Responsibility

Management System Certifications

Research and Development Activities

Information for B2C


Reference Projects