ISTMA member TECOS (national association from Slovenia) recently won an Energy Globe Award with the project LIFE CEPLAFIB - Implementation of a new Circular Economy through the valorisation of postconsumer PLAstic waste and reclaimed pulp FIBer.

Plastic is widely used for production in many industrial sectors, thereby causing a rise in its use, which in turn results in massive plastic pollution. The CEPLAFIB partnership is directly addressing plastic waste recovery targets by involving the entire recycling chain. It aims to orchestrate a new circular economy in which recycled postconsumer plastic will be reinforced with reclaimed pulp fibre. This improves the plastic's end performance and stabilises the recycled flows for their direct use in mass application sectors such as the automotive, caravanning, packaging and construction industries.

LIFE CEPLAFIB is an international partnership alliance between six partners from four European Union member states and coordinated by the Tool and Die Development Centre (TECOS), focused on the development of new products from recycled materials for the automotive industry.

The 'Energy Globe' - The World Award for Sustainability - is today's most renowned environmental prize worldwide and aims to present innovative and sustainable projects to a broad global audience as there are many great and implemented solutions to most of our environmental problems available.