Dating back to 1222, the University of Padova (UNIPD) is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning, with over 65,000 students and 2,200 educators within its 32 departments. For some time now, The University of Padua has enjoyed a high-ranking position in both Italian and international ranking agencies for its quality of teaching, research activities and student services. The Department of Industrial Engineering (DII) of the University of Padua provides scientific and technical expertise in all fields of Industrial Engineering. In particular DII-UNIPD will support the development of both sorting and recycling steps of polymers thanks to its expertise in polymer formulations, recycling, processing and characterization. Moreover, thanks to it competences on sustainability indicators and management systems, it will lead the develop a life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle cost (LCC) model to study the potential consequences of the changes brought by the project outcomes into the European market.