ASAJA

ASAJA is the most important collective organization of Farmers in Spain (250.000 members from agriculture, farming, livestock and agrofood sectors) representing 100% of the Country’ territory, 60% of the Agrofood turnover, and 34 % of the Spain farmers.
140 offices all over the Spanish Regions, more than 1600 employees, giving assistance to the thousands of associates (250.000) and representing the legitimate interest of the farmers versus the European and national Institutions and governmental and public Authorities.
– has a Young Entrepreneur Organization ANGA, an internal audit – REV -, a training agency – ENAPRA -, an editorial agency – SEPE – and a service Centre – CAAF.
– is a full member of COPA COGECA and CEJA in Bruxelles, of Farm Europe in Paris, and of the National Food Technology
Platforms Food For Life.

Main Task

ASAJA will support WP1, WP3, WP5, WP6, WP7:
WP1 – Mapping of APW and their characteristics: Samples and Written report linked to APW inventory and characterization task and 1.2 including the specifications of APWs and their availability as well as selecting of 4-6 types of most representative fossil plastics (including in each case virgin plastics and AWP counterparts picked individually from MSW or agricultural films).
WP1 -Report on AWP collection and monitoring strategies and the pre-treatment options to enhance biodegradation of AWP. Review in terms of state of the art for the research on the use of micro/macro organisms for their degradation. Written report on the outcome of tasks 1.3 and 1.4 and samples of 4-6 selected APW after pre-treatment.
WP1 -Strategy for APW collection and sorting. Obtaining the matrix for the definition of the classification, characterization and recommended biodegradation procedure. Manual of action in the points of generation of the biodegradable plastics mixtures following RECOVER.
WP1 -Pre-treatment rules and procedures basing on composition of mixtures of APW. Obtaining the matrix for the definition of each type of abiotic pre-treatment to be used depending on the mixture of APW to biodegrade (fragmentation, micronization, thermal treatments, UV irradiation, oxidizing agents, pH and irradiation) following RECOVER.
WP3 -Protocol for the production of insect and earthworm plus PMC with enhanced APW degrading capability. Formulations of plastic-degrader microorganisms, enzymes, microorganism-enzyme-fortified earthworms (EFW) and insects (EFI) tests results according their potential up-scaling formulation for production and commercialization.
WP5 -Up-graded bio fertilizers formulation. Determination of the formulation matrix to the obtaining of several industrial mixtures of up-grade bio-fertilizer products. Written report including the specifications of the processes to produce high-value fertilisers in comparison with similar and conventional products.
WP6 -Social impacts report. Including three surveys on social impacts (social impacts and social acceptance). Referencing 3 main scenarios of rural development.
WP7 -Industry, stakeholders and policy guidelines. Publication of the “Guidelines for Industry, stakeholders and policy regarding RECOVER waste management” (optimal manage RECOVER waste).

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