The CIRC-PACK consortium

The CIRC-PACK consortium comprises 22 partners from across the plastic packaging value chain: plastic suppliers, converters, retailers, waste recovery managers from the public and the private sector, research organisations and non-profit organisations. The partners come from six countries across Europe: Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Turkey.

Together the partners are developing more sustainable, re-usable forms of plastic packaging, while supporting the market uptake of these solutions. The objective is to promote a transition to a circular economy; one which contributes to European Union waste management and recycling targets by 2030.

Who are the CIRC-PACK partners, and what do they do?



CIRCE is a research centre founded in 1993 with the support of the University of Zaragoza in Spain. The centre creates, develops and transfers innovative solutions and technical/scientific knowledge for businesses sector within the energy sector. CIRCE fosters improvements in energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy, while its R&D&I and training  respond to producer needs.


AITIIP prepares the plastic industry for the utilisation of bio-based materials, the improvement of eco-designs and an effective post-recycling economy.


Novamont is a world-leading Italian company in the bio-plastics sector. The company specialises in the development of bio-products from renewable sources.


Mater-Biopolymer (Novamont) produces biopolymers from vegetable oils and is also involved in the development of new biopolymers.


Mater-Biotech (Novamont) is the first dedicated industrial biochemical plant for the production of biobutanediol (1.4 BDO) directly from sugars.


Bumaga, an SME based in Arnhem in the Netherlands, focuses on scouting innovation for the Dutch paper sector to bridge the gap between research and market implementation.


Tecnopackaging is a technology-based company developing innovative plastic products, mainly sustainable or active packaging as well as nanocomposites.


MI-PLAST is an SME manufacturer and R&D company dedicated to plastic recycling and the development of bioplastic formulations and final applications.


Grupo SADA is a leading Spanish company specialised in integrated poultry production , with an interest in packaging innovations developed by the CIRC-PACK project.


Saponia is a leading regional producer of detergents and personal care items.


Fater is the joint venture between Procter & Gamble and the Angelini Group. The company is a leader in personal hygiene products in the Italian market (sanitary towels).


CRF transfers innovative materials, processes and methodologies to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of Fiat-Chrysler Group vehicles. 


UNE is the Spanish national standardisation body since 1986. It is a private non-profit association, with over 500 members focused on standardisation.


RINA Consulting SpA is an engineering consulting organisation headquartered in Italy, with offices in 21 countries and with more than 1,600 staff.


Ekodenge delivers solutions and services in the industrial and urban sectors, while taking a leading role in designing sustainable futures.


ECOEMBES runs systems for the selective collection and recovery of packaging and packaging waste, as well as for its ulterior treatment and upgrading. 


City of Rijeka is a harbour city in northwestern Croatia. The local government/ municipality conducts services and affairs which directly address the needs of its citizens.


Kartal District is a district of Istanbul, Turkey, which lies on the Asian side of the city on the coast of the Marmara sea. Formerly an industrial area, Kartal is now a heavily populated green residential city of more than 500,000 inhabitants.


CALAF Industrial is an industrial company which provides material sorting solutions, machine-vision equipment and water treatment machinery.


OCU EDICIONES is the publishing company of the Spanish Organization of Consumers and Users, defending their interests and guiding them in their choices.


ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of local and regional governments committed to sustainable development.


Plastipolis is the French cluster dedicated to the plastics industry, which gathers over 400 members and supports them in their innovation activities.