Kiemura: Mikro- ja kierrätysmuovien kiertotalousratkaisut

The main aim of this project is to enhance material recycling for plastics and to develop analysis and identification methods for micro plastics in solid materials.

Project activities include the construction and testing of a plastic washing and recycling unit, which includes plastic washing and drying equipment and a twin screw extruder. The unit is used for testing the suitability of different plastic fractions and their mixtures for, for instance, making of recycled plastic granulates. The focus is on plastic fractions that currently go to incineration. For micro plastics, activities consist of developing a method for analysing microplastics in, for example, compost and recycled fertilisers.
Project period
Project state
Project area
Project funding
ERDF 2014-2020
LAB role
Lead partner
Project focus area
Circular Economy
Takes place in project


Video about the plastics recycling line:


"Olive oil-based method for the extraction, quantification and identification of microplastics in soil and compost samples":