The MANDALA project sets out to deliver a number of impacts. It seeks to:
Create three new interconnections in the bio-based economy; between the recycling sector and food and pharmaceutical end-users; the recycling, plastics and biodegradable and composting sectors and food and pharmaceutical end-users.
Contribute to creating a new value chain; the “Circular VC” connecting the chemicals, packaging and waste management value chains.
Realise an advance in Technology Readiness Level (TRL) for delamination technology from TRL3 to TRL5.
Set the basis for two new consumer products, specifically flexible films. This will be used for wrapping meat and ready-to-eat foods and for making blister packs for pharmaceuticals.
Reduce the environmental footprint by at least 30 percent. Using recycled polymers will save up to 87 percent (11 million tonnes of CO2e), while enhanced delamination technology (CADEL) reduces CO2e by 35 percent over benchmarks.
Contribute to three KETs (Key Enabling Technologies), namely advanced materials, biotechnology and nanotechnology
Delivery employment opportunities, creating 20 direct and around 1800 indirect jobs.