EU Projects

ISWA collaborates on a number of EU funded projects, acting as a communication and dissemination partner in consortiums tackling varying issues in and around waste management. With these activities ISWA acts as knowledge multiplier, promoting sustainable waste management according to its mission.  ISWA also acts as representative of the waste management industry and conduit to other industrial stakeholders. Please see below for some of active projects.



ALMA - Advanced Light Materials and Processes for the Eco-Design of Electric Vehicles

ALMA will develop a novel battery electric vehicle (BEV) structure for a passenger car with 45% weight reduction potential compared to current baseline at affordable costs.

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DECOAT - Recycling of coated and painted textile and plastic materials

DECOAT will enable circular use of textiles and plastic parts with (multilayer) ‘coatings’, which are typically not recyclable yet. Novel triggerable smart polymer material systems and the corresponding recycling processes will be developed.

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RECLAIM – AI powered Robotic Material Recovery in a Box

RECLAIM – EU funded project will work on the construction of the first portable, fully robotic Material Recovery Facility (prMRF). This system uses artificial intelligence to identify and categorize waste, supported by citizen science.  

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MultiCycle - advanced, sustainable recycling of plastic-based multi-materials

The MultiCycle project is demonstrating advanced and sustainable recycling processes and value chains for plastic-based multi-layer packaging and fibre reinforced automotive components.


ECOBULK - Circular Composite Bulky Products

A project dedicated to demonstrating circular applications for the furniture, automotive and construction industries using composite plastic materials by redesigning the entire chain. The project finished in November 2021.

Read about the project and its legacy at and follow the lessons learned in design, circular materials and the supporting technologies through the free online training MOOC courses.



DNOSES - Distributed Network for Odour Sensing Empowerment and Sustainability

Citizen science and co-creation tools to design odour pollution control measures at local, national and global levels with CSOs, NGOs, local public authorities, odour emitting industries and academia.