Presentation of LIFE CITRUSPACK at event Slovenian Industry of the Future

The Event Slovenian Industry of the Future: “Transition to a circular economy through industry 4.0” which took place on the 10th of September at TECOS Slovenian Tool and Die Development Centre in Celje, brought together experts from the research and academic sphere, as well as industrial environment to combine their valuable experience and development ambitions of the Circular Economy and Industry 4.0.

In the first part of the event LIFE CITRUSPACK was presented, along with other LIFE projects including LIFE Turn to e-circular, LIFE BAQUA, LIFE CEPLAFIB, BioTHOP, LIFE HIDAQUA, LIFE RusaLCA, LIFE ClimatePath2050 and LIFE for Acid Whey. It was an excellent opportunity to establish strong network collaboration between LIFE projects, that partially or entirely took place in Slovenia. We have presented latest facts and statistics about generation of plastic materials and waste in different industrial sectors and how LIFE CITRUSPACK deals with it through implementation of Circular models and cascade use of citrus agro waste in packaging and cosmetics industry.

In addition to successful LIFE stories, we have managed to establish connection with projects, dealing with the implementation of the Industry 4.0, i.e. CIRCULAR 4.0, S3HUBsinCE, MAPGEARS, CoSiMa, ADMA, Digital Innovation Hub Slovenia and KOLEKTOR’s Digital transformation route and two competence center, KOC-TOP (Factories of the Future) and KOC – Networks for the transition into circular economy.

It was concluded that opportunities for the introduction of a circular economy can be found in every industry, in every company, in every region. Conquering the guidelines of the circular economy is based on a change in the mentality of each individual, the adaptation of our consumer habits and the reorganization of production processes. With participation in this event, LIFE CITRUSPACK added a piece to an overall circular jigsaw and co-create positive environment for exchange of ideas and knowledge between different stakeholders.