Promoting circular economy practices in plastic waste management


The ECOPAP (Circular Economy for the Optimization of Agri-Food Plastics of Penedés) project seeks to promote the capitalization of the actions and results generated in research and innovation projects, to help meet the challenge of plastic waste management in the agri-food sector, in the different Penedès’ regions (Garraf, Alt and Baix Penedès, part of Anoia).


ECOPAP intends to disseminate circular economy solutions in order to:




With the dissemination of these innovations, progress towards a more circular and competitive management of plastic waste in regional agri-food value chains will be encouraged.


Specifically, the validated methodologies and the results obtained in the Interreg Mediterranean Blue Bio Med project will be implemented for four value chains of the Penedès regions: the DO Penedès, the PDO Siurana, the Fishermen’s Brotherhoods and the IGP Gall del Penedès.

For each of these value chains, the needs of the sector and projects with innovations applicable to the challenge will be identified with a mapping of actors. Secondly, workshops will be held to co-design the implementation of the solutions. Each of these stages will include actors from the value chain, researchers who are developing innovations of interest to the chain and representatives of public administration.

The results will be reflected in a digital platform that facilitates the contact between supply and demand of these solutions. For the development of the digital platform is counted on the collaboration of a specialized scientific communication agency.


July 30, 2022 – June 17, 2024


The ECOPAP project responds to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

The ECOPAP project is funded by the Department of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda (DACC) and co-financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) through Technology Transfer Operation 01.02.01 of the Rural Development Program of Catalonia 2014-2022.

It is part of the Rural Development Program of Catalonia 2014 – 2022 (PDR).



The CREDA team applies the following tasks for each value chain:

  • Identify with a mapping of actors the needs of the sector and projects with innovations applicable to the challenge.
  • Conduct two rounds of multi-actor workshops: the first one will prioritize needs over the challenge, and the second one will work on the implementation of innovations.
  • Coordinate the dissemination of the results with the communication agency, through the digital platform.


We present the innovations presented in the ‘Innovation and Knowledge Transfer Workshops’

In a second round of the workshops, the ECOPAP project led by CREDA will present the innovations and alternatives to plastics discussed during the first day, with the aim of taking the step and implementing them throughout the value chain of the sectors: from wine, oil, fish and birds.

We promote two ‘Innovation and Knowledge Transfer Workshops: Plastics in the Agri-food sector’

From the CREDA and together with the Department of Climate Action, Agriculture and Rural Agenda (DACC) we have launched two workshops to share alternatives to the use of plastics throughout the product value chain within the sector such as: wine, oil, fish and poultry.