Corplex positions circular economy at the heart of its strategy
On May 8th, EsPlásticos, the platform that joined the different agents that are part of the plastic sector, inaugurated, with Mr. Jose Luis Martínez-Almeida, Mayor of Madrid, Mr. Borja Carabante, Environment councilor for the Madrid City Council, and Ms. Dolors Montserrat, MEP of Partido Popular in the European Parliament, the first 100% recyclable Plastic Museum in the World: The Plastic Museum.
The project actually counts more than 30 companies that in Spain have participated in the creation of The Plastic Museum together with the platform, among which Corplex’ plant in Alcala de Henares.
Located in Madrid, in the Plaza de Juan Goytisolo, in front of the Reina Sofía Museum, it could be visited for free from May 8th to 16th.
The Plastic Museum did not only contain plastic, it was built entirely from that material. Through the pieces that can be found inside, such as essential objects for health care, communication, construction, food and sustainable mobility, the visitor would be made aware of everything that plastics provide us when correct use is made of them. In addition, they were able to understand in a very visual way that the problem arises when our waste is not well managed or irresponsible use is made of it.
“This museum focuses on the importance of the use of plastic, and its contribution to the protection of the environment through all phases: ecodesign, use, reuse and recycling,” says Alicia Martín, spokesperson for EsPlásticos. “It also shows what its contribution is in the fight against climate change through the reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions”, she adds.
Exterior design and exhibition
The Museum has been designed by the Delavegacanolasso architecture studio, specialized in modular prefabricated architecture and the use of plastic elements for the design and construction of structures and furniture. With an area of 73.5m2, it was built with different plastic materials, such as polyethylene, methacrylate, polycarbonate and PVC. It presented a modern and avant-garde design, and combined natural and artificial light, while playing with different plastic materials.
Throughout its three rooms, the Museum was presented as a transformative space, which seeks a change in the wrong or imprecise perception of plastic, a recyclable and sustainable material. In addition, it showed how essential these materials are and how they have transformed sectors such as health, food, construction, and mobility, among others. Finally, the museum pursued the objective of transforming misuse through responsible practices, environmental awareness and a culture of reuse and recycling.
May 17th: a symbolic date to organize the Museum recycling
May 17th, World Recycling Day, has been chosen for disassembling the temporary museum to reuse and recycle all its parts in order to convey the importance of this gesture to get the most out of these materials.
To show the importance that plastic recycling has for the sector and for society in general, Walls, ceilings and floors will be recycled with the aim of turning them into different objects and giving them new lives.
As a leading industrial company, Corplex wants to be at the forefront of sustainability initiative and show how plastic can be a great ally in circular economy.
“As sponsor in this important project, we are proud to be able to demonstrate how versatile and sustainable plastics can be. We believe that this type of event can educate people on the benefits of plastics and explain how it can support sustainability in our modern societies.” said Eva de la Torre, Business Development Manager at Corplex.
To take a virtual tour of the Plastic Museum, please go to www.theplasticmuseum.com