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The European Bioplastics Association defines bioplastics as plastics that are either bio-based (i.e. with content that comes from a renewable source of plant or animal origin), or biodegradable, or both. The definition of "bioplastics" therefore covers a vast range of materials that are very different from each other in terms of composition, use and above all end-of-life.

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Smart textiles are textiles that showcase an active behaviour based on external stimuli.
These advanced fabrics possess the ability to sense, actuate, and respond to the environment or user inputs, creating interactive and intelligent experiences.
Their responsive behaviour can be activated by electronic systems (e-textiles) or by other, non-digital technologies such as thermal, chemical or magnetic signals.

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Reuse has been recognized as the most virtuous option since the appearance of the well-known circular economy scheme produced more than 10 years ago by the Ellen McArthur Foundation. And indeed, reuse makes it possible to extend the life of a product that no longer serves us as efficiently as possible, simply through a change of owner. Reuse, unlike recycling, does not require any material transformation process, nor subsequent processing to obtain a new object. In essence, it preserves the product as such, extending its life.

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