The eCitySevilla Circular challenge was presented at the second edition of Climathon Seville, the competition organised by EIT Climate-KIC, the main EU initiative on climate change, which took place in Seville in November.

PCT Cartuja, a collaborating entity, participated with this challenge on how to integrate the circular economy into the eCitySevilla project, applying it to some (or all) of the established areas of work: energy, building, sustainable mobility and digitalisation.

The team that submitted the winning proposal was Remonda, proposing the manufacture of bioplastics using orange peel as a base, a type of waste that cannot be recycled, to replace the single-use plastics used in Isla Mágica with these other plastics that are biodegradable. An idea for which they propose the collaboration of the University of Seville and the CSIC for research into the manufacturing process.

The winning team won the €500 cash prize and participation in the Cartuja Qanat project incubator for sustainable ideas to combat the effects of climate change. A proposal that has had a magnificent exhibition and a very well-founded technical development.