The concept of the circular economy, aimed at minimising waste, optimising resources, and fostering continuous reuse and recycling, has taken centre stage in today's global sustainability efforts.

In line with this vision, the EU-funded project Z-ONA4LIFE is set to embark on a groundbreaking journey from September 1, 2023, to August 31, 2027, ushering in a new era of circularity in the aluminium industry. By fulfilling its goals, the project contributes to strategic initiatives, including:

  • the Circular Economy Action Plan: the project lays out strategies for reducing waste generation, increasing recycling, and promoting sustainable aluminium product design;
  • the EU Industrial strategy: Z-ONA4LIFE emphasises the need to re-evaluate production processes and supply chains to minimize waste and resource use;
  • the Waste Framework Directive: as it sets rules for waste prevention, recycling, and the circular use of resources;
  • the European Green Deal: the project emphasizes resource efficiency, eco-design, and sustainable product policies;
  • the Sustainable Development Goals: thanks to its innovative solutions, Z-ONA4LIFE positively impact SDGs related to circular economy principles, such as Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and Goal 13 (Climate Action). 

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