In order to facilitate the uptake of project results from civil society and public authorities, the "Network of Historic Cities against Plastic Waste" was established. The network will congregate historical cities from Europe, whose aged infrastructure make them especially vulnerable to the many problems caused by plastic pollution. The network will foster the sharing of cooperative knowledge of Best Practices and Lessons Learned among the participating cities and will address the many problems plastics pose to their environment and infrastructure, with the specific purpose of pursuing the use of bio-based plastic alternatives.
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The project BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE aims to deliver strategic networking and research that will coordinate existing knowledge across Europe, catalysing new ideas and rapid solutions across the research and innovation landscape. The project has set-up and run the "European Bioplastics Research Network" which will congregate representatives from universities and enterprises interested in research about bio-based and biodegradable plastics. This network is meant to be a highly technical group, encompassing for example engineers, biologists, planners and economists, which will focus on the technicalities of bio-based plastics development, applications and uses. Regular meetings and the use of relations with other organisations in this field will help to reach synergies and avoid duplications.