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Plastic pipes, recycling, collection
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The project will demonstrate the possibilities to collect plastic pipe installation waste and recycle it to new material. Today this material stream is often incinerated instead of recycled.
In Sweden 100,000 tonnes of pipes are manufactured each year and approximately 5,000 tonnes become waste when laying pipes. Recycling of all this waste to new material avoids emissions of 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

To be able to collect pipe installation waste, companies from different parts of the value chain participate in the project, i.e. wholesale, subcontractors, construction companies, collectors, sorting businesses, material recyclers, pipe- and profile manufacturers, clients, professional organisations and others. 

This two-year demonstration project will develop and demonstrate cost- and resource efficient logistic solutions for collection, sorting and recycling of plastics from installation pipe waste. The knowledge generated about incentives and ways of working  for increased collection, efficient transportation and logistics, and improved sorting  will improve recycling and increase the outlet of pipe plastic material.

By the end of the project, established collaboration between key players is expected. 


Project name




RISE role in project


Project start


2 år

Total budget

950 000 SEK


Renova, Uponor Infra, Van Werven, Inovyn, Chalmers Industriteknik, Swerec, Göteborgs Stad Lokalförvaltningen, NPG Nordiska Plaströrsgruppen, Rapid Granulator, Talent Plastics, Wavin, Sandströms Elfirma, NCC, Primo, Sveborr, Novoplast, Pipelife, Avanti, Bengt Dahlgren, Carl F, Dahl, Fundi, Göteborgs Stad Kretslopp och Vatten, JM, Kungälvs Rörläggeri, Peekab, Suez Recycling, Torslanda Entreprenad, Återvinningsindustrierna, Sveriges Byggindustrier


Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
13. Climate action
Anna Jansson

Contact person

Anna Jansson


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