Pietrelli Loris

ENEA

13th February

Session: PLASTICS AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN MUSSEL FARMING: POTENTIAL AND INNOVATION

Speech: Downgrading and recycle of nets in mussel farming

The spreading of mussel farming networks in the sea represents a serious problem for the environment. Every year hundreds of tons of nets end up in the sea or landfill, most of which are made of polypropylene (PP). Recycling of this material is possible once released from organic residues, bacteria and salt. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate a process for treatment of the disused mussel nets to allow the recovery and recycling of the PP in the perspective of a circular economy.

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