PTwist: An open platform for plastic lifecycle awareness, monetization, and sustainable innovation (Η2020)


PTwist aims to design, deploy, and validate an open platform which will twist plastic reuse practices, by boosting citizens awareness, circular economy practices, and sustainable innovation inline with the new plastics economy vision. To achieve its goals PTwist is offering: a) crowdsourcing tools to enable generation of an evolving plastic materials reuse taxonomy and an open plastic reuse machinery designs repository; b) a monetary system of PlasticCoins and PlasticWallets maintained by a blockchain based architecture which will safeguard trusted plastics reuse transactions among citizens and inventors; c) a citizens and communities rewarding and engagement experiences by interactive and collaborative gamification which embeds PlasticCoins crediting; d) a virtual marketplace for exhibiting and commercializing of PTwist inspired plastics reuse products monetized in the proposed PCoins unit. Cutting edge gamification, analytics, and circular economy mechanisms are integrated under an open platform to be validated and stress tested under a common use cases methodology. Three local and globally synchronized pilots citizens and grassrooted groups co-create, innovate and collaborate will intensify stakeholders awareness and engagement, with emphasis on the social gains and sustainability potential.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 780121

PTwist: An open platform for plastic lifecycle awareness, monetization, and sustainable innovation (Η2020)

Title: PTwist: An open platform for plastics lifecycle awareness, monetization, and sustainable innovation

Grant Agreement No: 780121

Topics: ICT-11-2017 - Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation

Duration: 01/01/2018 - 31/12/2019

Funded under: H2020-EU.2.1.1.

Funding Scheme: IA - Innovation action

Overall Budget: € 2.178.353,75

Coordinator: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR