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AN OPEN PLATFORM FOR PLASTIC LIFECYCLE AWARENESS,
MONETIZATION, AND SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION

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VISION & MISSION

VISION & MISSION

Our aim is to revalue recycled plastic, using blockchain technology. PlasticTwist global objective is to support multiple actors (citizens, communities, inventors, innovators, entrepreneurs, public institutions) in co-creating and sustaining new forms of plastic-as-an-asset practices, strengthening both societal and circular economy actions in-line with digital social innovation principles. As such, the global vision of PlasticTwist is two-fold. On the one hand, it is toOne the hand it, to empower citizens, software developers, grass-rooted inventors and communities to co-design and co-develop trusted and easy-to-use applications and tools through an open platform environment at which blockchain technologies drive the plastics material registry, monitoring, bargaining, and pricing tasks. On the other hand, it aims to increase and sustain the awareness of all stakeholders involved in this plastics reuse value chain, fostering innovation through an increased provision and adoption of plastics as an asset services by local manufacturers, Start-ups, and SMEs. PlaticTwist's mission is thus to "empower citizens, communities, inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs to co-create and sustain new forms of plastic-as-an-asset practices, through an open, blockchain based, platform, fostering innovation and adoption by local manufacturers, Start-ups, and SMEs".

VALUES

VALUES

PlasticTwist builds upon the following values

Revaluation

PTwist aims to revaluate plastics, and consider them as an asset for the development of products.

Connecting

PTwist is based upon connecting different parts of the plastics value chain, with innovators and communities.

Decentralisation

PTwist approach is design to allow for a decentralized implementation, close local needs and opportunities.

Grassroot

PTwist engages the local communities and stakeholders in the process, taking their needs and reality as a starting point.

CONCEPTS

CONCEPTS

Crowdsourcing

Social Media Analytics

Presentation and visualization of social media wisdom of the crowds will be offered to all of the platforms users and the open public to indicate the plastics reuse, recycling, and lifestyle perception as it is expressed in social media interactions and content threads. This will allow users to understand plastics thematic relationships and impact their awareness and plastics reuse motivation and at the same time inspire all stakeholders (from citizens, fablabers, and markets) for non-conventional and grass-rooted plastics reuse ideas and practices.

Incentivization

Gamification Technologies / Platform

Collaborative gamification tools and apps will act as an intermediate between the interfaces and the backend of the platform to provide better user experience as well as support platform’s blockchain monetization demands. PlasticTwist gamification solutions will deliver a user centric experience and boost user engagement.

Plastics Waste Monetization

Blockchain / PlasticToken & PlasticWallet

Cutting edge blockchain technologies for e-currency and e-wallets monetization will be used in PlasticTwist to maintain immutable plastics reuse transactions records in a decentralized ledger capable of supporting plastics reuse material, products bargaining and purchasing. PlasticTwist introduces PlasticTokens as a digital monetary entity to be registered and managed under the so called PlasticWallets for individual and/or community use. These technologies will support platform’s functionalities on various modules and services while maintaining platform's performance and trust.

SERVICES

SERVICES

PlasticTwist offers a complementary set of services for citizens, software developers, grass-rooted inventors and communities.

Monetary system

A monetary system of PlasticTokens and PlasticWallets, which ensures and safeguards trusted transactions between you and all others involved in the plastics re-use processes. The underlying blockchain technology is key in this.

Rewards

Engage in our interactive and collaborative gamification, and get rewarded in PlasticTokens .

Virtual marketplace

Buy or sell PlasticTwist inspired plastic re-use products with your PlasticTokens on our virtual market place.

Your own PlasticWallet

Your own personal wallet where your PlasticTokens are saved and which you can use to interact on the marketplace.

ABOUT

PLASTIC TWIST PROJECT

ABOUT

PTwist is an Innovation Action funded by the European Union under the Horizon2020 programme, and the call "ICT-11-2017 Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation". PlasticTwist will largely impact: citizens and grassrooted groups co-creation, innovative and trusted collaboration and knowledge transfer by increasing all stakeholders’ awareness; plastics as an asset potential due to increasing its circular economy re-entering; and blockchain based novel routes to markets. Innovation activities in PlasticTwist will be based upon existing open source, blockchain, gaming, crowdsourcing components, open data solutions and developments to the largest possible extent.

PILOTS

PILOTS

Three local and globally synchronized pilots intensify stakeholders involvement and engagement, with emphasis on social gains and sustainability potential. These citizens-driven use cases conceptualize local ecosystems of the PlasticTwist platform which result in sustained plastics-as-an-asset activities of incentivized communities instead of following conventional recycling practices.

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Greece

MedSOS, will make use of the popularity of the Clean Up the Med campaign in order to inform, communicate and disseminate the PTwist platform, to demonstrate best case practices regarding sea plastic reuse in pre-selected cities and educate participants on the different types of existing plastics based on their collection during beach clean-ups, contact local community members who might act as local initiatives and potential actors in the platform and engage local community in the concept of circular economy.

The pilot partner of PTwist in Greece is the Mediterranean SOS Network. We can be reached through info@medsos.gr.

Netherlands

The Netherlands has one of the higher plastics recycle rates within Europe, while at the same time the produced waste per capita is around 550 Kg a year, around 70 Kg more than the EU average. Currently there are a few systems in place within the Netherlands to keep plastics out of the streets, but at the same time a clearly visible trend of increasing the number of produce that use plastic packaging - either to increase life span or to protect products against damage. The Dutch Pilot is therefore aimed at making locally valuable and visible products and objects out of these waste streams - engaging local public in the process of recycling, rethinking, and making. As the throughput of plastic is highest at large corporates or institutions, we will focus on improving institutionalized procurement- and waste management systems, as we believe we can create maximum impact in terms of reduction and recycling plastics.

The pilot partners of PTwist in the Netherlands are Ceci n’est pas une Holding, and Stichting Bluecity. We can be reached through info@playgroundplastic.eu.

Switzerland

Switzerland is with 700 kilograms per head “Top of Europe” in the production of plastic waste per head. At the same time, there is – apart from recycling plastic bottles – so far no common plastic recycling system and Switzerland is still in the process of conceptualizing of a common plastic collection and recycling system. The Swiss pilot is thus aimed at prototyping recycling ecosystems systems that can serve as role model and inspiration for politicians and citizens alike.

The pilot partner of PTwist in Switzerland is the Future Laboratory CreaLab at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU) with its FabLab Lucern.

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PARTNERS

PARTNERS

PlasticTwist consortium involves highly motivated cross-discipline communities in the areas of ICT, social innovation, inventors, communities, as well as take up networks of large scale. Moreover three different pilots are planned in three countries of varying states in terms of their economic status, their plastics recycling rates, their culture in terms of sustainability and environmental impact.

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Greece

Hochschule Luzern

Hochschule Luzern

Switzerland

Nurogames

Nurogames

Germany

Ceci n’est pas

Ceci n’est pas une Holding

Netherlands

Almerys

Almerys

France

Eolas

Eolas

Spain

MEDITERRANEAN

MEDITERRANEAN SOS Network

Greece

Tages

Tages

Turkey

BlueCity

BlueCity

Netherlands

DELIVERABLES

DELIVERABLES

D2.1 Report on Qualitative Crowdsourced and Open Data Filtering Methodology Description and evaluation of the developed topic detection filtering methodology
D2.2 Social Data Collection and Processing Pipeline Generalizable component that implements the heterogeneous social media content collection and processing pipeline
D3.2 PTwist Platform Release Yearly reports that document the platform modules versions and release notes
D3.4 PTwist ICO Campaign Report Result of the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) campaign with a special focus on the rationale for the ICO main characteristics and the associated results
D4.1 PTwist Tier-1 gamification toolkit Application layer open source toolkit which includes all tools developed per pilot and in integration with the PlasticTwist Platform’s blockchain monitoring
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ADVISORY COMMITTEE

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The PlasticTwist Advisory Committee (AC) is made up of representatives of the user groups, communities, industry, innovators, ICT experts and experts in the domain of plastic waste. Its main role is to:

  • Provide feedback on the quality and adequateness of the project activities and outcomes;
  • Provide recommendations for future work based upon key results of the project;
  • Provide input with regards to user and market needs and feedback with regards to the exploitation strategy and activities;
  • Observe additional added value that may be created throughout the implementation of the project;

The AC members are also invited to provide advice and recommendations for one or more piloting activities.

We are very proud to the following experts have accepted to be part of our Advisory Committee.

Denisa Kera
Denisa Kera (1974*) is a philosopher and designer who uses prototypes and prototyping in the context of STS (Science, Technology, and Society) research. Prototypes express the entrepreneurial, educational, participatory, and activist aspirations and promises of the emergent technologies. She uses various creative strategies inspired by artistic and design methods (UX, critical design, and design fiction) to support the public engagement in these early promissory stages of new technologies. She spent the last decade as an assistant professor at the National University of Singapore, visiting assistant professor at Arizona State University, and senior fellow at Prague College (Future Design programme). Currently, she is a Marie Curie senior fellow at the University of Salamanca, researching blockchain, design, and policy issues.
Peter
Peter is doing research at the intersection of business, society and technology. He is equally intrigued by the challenges of investigating models that explain and applying these models to both companies as permanent and projects as temporary organisations. As a Research Professor at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences Peter studies the impact of readily available direct digital manufacturing technologies and the design and manufacturing practice of “fabbers” and “makers” on the creative and manufacturing industries, and the emergence of networked co-operation paradigms and business models based on lateral governance and on open source principles.
Ludovic Célérier
Ludovic Célérier is a young French entrepreneur from Paris. He starts his career in IT and Digital Strategy consulting. He co-founded several Start-ups in Smart-City and Smart-Building in particular in new uses like coworking, and local community tools. Since 2016 he helps entrepreneurs in sustainable development to create and develop viable product (Plateform conception, recruitement, strategy, etc). Curently, he works as Senior Consultant in Innovation for Corporate in Real Estate; his speciality is Long term strategy and prospective. Ludovic is a sailor since he was young, that’s why he attributes importance to saving our planet. Ludovic is also administrator of the Yacht Club de France and in charge of environment & pollution. He cares about making innovation projects fly, and connecting them as fast and with as much focus as possible on a market, on a demand to transform it. @LudovicCELERIER

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