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17/12/2018 09:20

The virtuous recycling of End-of-Life Tyres by Ecopneus

Creating a circular economy is key to protect the environment and to make of sustainability a tool for development and for new qualified occupation, thanks to research and innovation. Ecopneus has always known that the real objective is the following...

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26/11/2018 09:34

Pumpa Upcycle - upcycled textiles made of waste

Instead of getting thrown away and burnt, useless textiles are received by Pumpa Design Oy and are upcycled into new products: dog/cat beds, grocery bags, bags and pouches in different sizes. Textile waste comes from waste collection companies / orga...

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30/10/2018 10:25

EcoMatelas's refurbished mattresses and bed bases

EcoMatelas has created the first world process for refurbished and fully recycled mattresses and bed bases. In just 2 years, EcoMatelas has already recycled and re-used more than 6000 old mattresses and bed bases which were meant to be incinerated or...

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30/07/2018 10:09

Zeme's thermal Cracking of Plastics and conversion into synthetic renewable eco-...

Cyprus is an island with limited natural mineral resources. All of the liquid fuel used on the island is imported. Recovered plastic is either landfilled on the island or exported as low value recycled material. The project aims to capture recovered ...

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17/07/2018 09:04

The Carbon2Chem® project

thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial company thatemploys around 158,000 people in 79 countries. Our engineering expertise has been evolving for more than 200 years. This is why we are playing a leading role in developing innovative solutions to g...

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20/06/2018 11:00

Albemarle's long-lasting catalysts: cleaner fuels for the future

The oil refining industry uses hydroprocessing catalysts (HPC) to remove over 99% of contaminants, such as nitrogen and sulfur from fuel oils, contributing to cleaner and more efficient final use fuels. These catalysts typically contain valuable meta...

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14/06/2018 11:42

ECOTEC’s fully traceable, certified textile recyclates

At ECOTEC the production cycle is completely traceable, certified and made 100% in Italy, which uses production clippings coming from weaving or knitting companies or PET, to create new yarns. These remnants, which are pre-consumer are transformed in...

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04/05/2018 09:24

Saint-Gobain in Poland - practical solutions in construction sector

The Institute for Sustainable Development, leading Polish think-tank dealing with sustainable development prepared in 2015 a report ”Challenging time – time to respond. Towards circular economy” to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Saint...

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15/03/2018 09:29

Aurubis’ and Grillo’s metal loop

The example is about a state-of-the-art cooperation between the two industrial companies Aurubis and Grillo for a traceable and uninterrupted circulation of copper, zinc and other valuable metals. As an expert in multi-metal recycling Aurubis helps t...

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08/03/2018 09:44

3M-Up-cycling: going beyond recycling

Perfluorinated polymers are materials with unique strength and durability. Although we are not always aware of it, they play a crucial role in many daily products and services: coating in pans and bakeware, building materials, automobiles, telecommun...

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23/02/2018 09:30

Finlayson's Rag Rugs

Finlayson business model is based on collecting used bed sheets and recycling them into rag rugs. The company began collecting home textiles in its shops, but also brought recycling within reach of customers by using its online store: customers who h...

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31/01/2018 09:48

RE4 : would you live in a fully recycled house?

RE4 stands for “Reuse and recycling of CDW materials and structures in energy efficient prefabricated elements for building refurbishment and construction”. It is a 42-month collaborative research project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon...

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29/01/2018 10:24

Hydro's state-of-the-art aluminium scrap sorting plant

Hydro is a global aluminium company, with operations in most EU countries. Aluminium is used in a wide range of applications – in particular in packaging, transportation, construction and consumer products – and recycling plays a crucial part...

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25/01/2018 09:53

VinylPlus®: the Voluntary Commitment to Sustainable Development by the European...

VinylPlus® is the renewed ten-year Voluntary Commitment to Sustainable Development by the European PVC industry. The commitment was developed through dialogue with stakeholders, including industry, NGOs, regulators, civil society, and PVC users. It ...

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24/01/2018 09:19

Schijvens corporate recycled uniforms

Schijvens produces post-consumer corporate garment made of recycled yarns by combining 50% of recycled textile and 50% of recycled PET. Schijvens does so by collecting worn out uniforms and PET bottles later used in the process. To obtain the final f...

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16/01/2018 09:14

The world’s first commercial plant to capture CO2 from air

Climeworks along with the project partners KEZO, Gebrüder Meier and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy has commissioned the world’s first commercial plant to capture CO2 from air in Hinwil, Switzerland. The plant filters 900 tons of CO2 from the a...

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20/12/2017 11:04

NEWLIFE™ making the world a better place

NEWLIFE™   is a product created with an ambitious project developed by Sinterama and it is completely made from recycled, post-consumption, plastic bottles using a mechanical process. It is certified as 100% made in Italy, fully traceable and the...

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20/12/2017 08:39

Santanderina's Tencel Recycling Initiative

SANTANDERINA R/TURN offers a new range of textile products with low environmental impact. These products are made of recycled and sustainable materials such as Refibra, recycled polyester, Seaqual, and organic cotton with production processes that e...

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18/12/2017 09:35

AkzoNobel's Waste2Chemistry: a new circular value chain

As concern about the scarcity of energy and raw materials continues to grow, AkzoNobel is among a group of companies looking to use waste as a feedstock to make chemicals. The project began in 2014 as a collaboration between AkzoNobel, several other ...

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06/12/2017 09:41

Orange Fiber

Orange Fiber is an Italian company that has patented and manufactures sustainable fabrics for fashion from citrus juice by-product. Following a collaboration with Politecnico di Milano University, the company has developed an innovative process that ...

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04/12/2017 09:25

We aRe SpinDye's Sustainable colouring of man-made fibers

In an industry desperately seeking change and sustainable innovation, We aRe SpinDye® (WRSD) offers the apparel and fashion industry an updated way of bringing colors to fabrics – we remove the conventional dirty and inefficient dyeing process...

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21/11/2017 10:10

Decreasing textile sector’s footprint while designing eco-circular textile sol...

TDV Industries focuses on lowering the environmental footprint at every step of the life-cycle: sourcing, processing, distribution, product usage and end-of-life and new life. The process uses bio-based (bio-cotton, linen and hemp having the lowest e...

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21/11/2017 09:46

Reusing Textile Waste in Regeneracija

The core business of Regeneracija lies in recycling of textile waste from surrounding textile industries to produce insulation for construction and automotive industry, protective floor coverings, filtration, and furniture industry. The company colle...

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20/11/2017 13:11

Fighting plastic in the oceans - 100% recycled PET - Polyester yarns DIOLEN®ReC...

There are already functional business strategies to tackle plastic debris in the oceans and products which can minimize the impact of each plastic released in the seas. One of the examples in the textile industry are polyester filament yarns made out...

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20/11/2017 09:38

OCCGuarantee® Project

The initiative tackles both sustainability and social aspects. The social projects launched in Brazil involve 150 family farmers producing Organic Cotton OCCGuarantee® which is then spun in Catalonia and weaved in Portugal. The final garments are co...

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14/11/2017 11:59

Sustainable Shipping by AkzoNobel

Shipping is by far the world’s most efficient form of transport but, because more than 85% of the world’s traded goods travel by sea, it still has a major environmental impact. Shipping is a big sector; the approximately 100,000 ships account for...

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31/10/2017 12:08

Tripling a tyre’s lifetime through retreading with Michelin

Retreading is a remanufacturing process which aims at extending the lifespan of tyres, especially the biggest ones, such as truck tyres. By removing the worn tread band and replacing it with a new one, whilst keeping the same structure, retreading op...

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30/10/2017 09:28

AGROAMB PRODALT's Fertilizers based in organic waste

We develop organic and waste-based fertilisers (from waste to resources as fertilisers or amendments). We treat organic waste and animal-by-products with lime to sanitized and made organic amendments or fertilisers.This is an alternative treatment to...

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16/10/2017 09:10

Multi-recycling in the steel industry

Permanent materials can be recycled several times (multi-recycling) and hence achieve an optimal saving of resources . A study by Technical University of Berlin, initiated by the Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl / Stahlinstitut VDEh, verifies this proper...

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09/10/2017 10:10

Biominerals Finland's earth alkalizing bio- and waste incineration fly ashes in ...

Hundreds of thousands tons of fly ashes from wood, field cultivation residues, peat and waste incineration processes are landfilled or applied in  low value applications in Finland. Earth alkalising the fly ashes, formed inside the combustion proces...

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05/10/2017 09:42

Stretching the lifecycle: ArcelorMittal’s rental business model for steel shee...

When constructing quay walls, dams, underground car parks, tunnels, bridges and trunk roads, many alternate construction methods exist to retain earth or water, whether temporary or permanent. Steel sheet piles are particularly well suited for most o...

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14/09/2017 09:39

Metsä Group's Industrial Symbiosis in the Forest Industry

An industrial ecosystem at Äänekoski, Finland concretizes the circular economy with valuable synergies. The industrial ecosystem in Äänekoski, Finland, generates added value by using wood-based and other resources wisely in cooperation with part...

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13/09/2017 09:09

Niaga®’s circular carpet manufacturing technology

In the EU, 1.6 million tonnes of carpets goes to waste every year. 60% of that ends of up in landfills, 37-39% is incinerated and 1-3% is recycled. The complexity of existing carpets, glued together with latex, has made it both technically difficult ...

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07/08/2017 09:18

STEELANOL's closed loop for steel process gases

From the gases produced in the steel mill furnaces, by catalytical processes or by fermentation with bacteria, high value hydrocarbon products can be produced. Some of these newly developed technologies, after more than 10 years of research and pilot...

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28/07/2017 09:00

Re-Match: Bringing New Life to artificial Turf

As the first company in the world to do so, the Danish company Re-Match has developed a separation process which makes it possible to recycle 99 per cent of worn out artificial turf used in soccer pitches, golf courses, playgrounds etc. By using a pa...

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26/07/2017 09:29

Ferrovial's Circular Solution: Carbon production from Organic Greenhouse Waste (...

Production of charcoal from greenhouse vegetable waste, thus avoiding the treatment of OGW as waste. The solution focuses on the use of the material as a raw material, suitable for the production of a solid biofuel. All this, aligned with the princip...

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25/07/2017 09:01

VICAT ECO-VALORISATION: VICAT’S global solutions for demolition waste

VICAT offers two types of examples in the circular economy:solutions for all types of waste around a cement plant in order to develop an industrial and economical local network. a global offer regarding deconstruction/demolition waste on a building...

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12/07/2017 12:39

Clariant's sunliquid process for converting agricultural residues into climate-f...

The sunliquid® process developed by Clariant meets all the requirements of a technically and economically efficient, innovative process for converting agricultural residues into climate-friendly advanced biofuel. Using process-integrated enzyme prod...

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23/06/2017 14:46

Metsä Group's Sidestreams Program in the Forest Industry

Metsä Group uses all raw materials as efficiently as possible. All materials do not end up in our end products but are industrial side streams. Industrial sidestreams are valuable raw materials that are efficiently used either by us or our business ...

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19/06/2017 10:15

Waste uptake by the EU cement industry: Challenges and opportunities

The EU cement industry supports the promotion of industrial symbiosis and the recognition of energy recovery as a waste management solution for non-recyclable waste. The use of waste materials in the cement industry as raw material or as a source of ...

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11/06/2017 15:40

Renault and Suez' end-of-life vehicles treatment branch

In order to comply with the European regulatory framework regarding the treatment of end-of-life vehicles, Renault teamed up with Suez (specialist in the management & recycling of wastes worldwide) to create a competitive end-of-life vehicles tre...

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31/05/2017 15:01

Fortum Ekokem's Integrated Circular Economy village in Finland

A combination of waste sorting and recycling facilities which aims to increase the recycling and recovery rate of waste operates in Riihimäki, Finland. This unity is called the Circular Economy Village. It consists of a sorting facility of mixed was...

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12/04/2017 12:38

U.S. Steel Košice's reuse of by-products in steelmaking

U. S. Steel Košice, s.r.o. (USSK) is an integrated steel producer located in Eastern Slovakia, with production capacity of 4.5 million tons of steel per year. Steel has a fundamental place in the circular economy thanks to its inherent properties. S...

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12/04/2017 12:21

IKEA Polska's end-of-life product strategy

Circular IKEA Poland is the first circular economy program in IKEA Retail Poland, the company operating IKEA stores in the country. It was started in 2016 and hopes to close the loop on many crucial materials and encourage circularity in customers th...

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12/04/2017 12:15

CEMA's co-processing to turn cement waste into a resource

Turning waste into a resource is one key to a circular economy. The cement industry clearly applies this principle throughout their life cycle. The cement industry is able to use different type of waste (used tyres, sewage sludge, Refuse Derived Fuel...

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11/04/2017 15:23

Geocycle gives second life to C&DW through cement manufacturing

The cement industry, and LafargeHolcim under the Geocycle brand, has developed strong expertise in co-processing. This technology refers to the simultaneous recovery of energy and the recycling of mineral materials within one single industrial proces...

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11/04/2017 12:47

Strategic Minerals' Recycling of Abandoned Mining Waste

The Penouta Mine Project (Viana do Bolo, Orense, Spain) of Strategic Minerals Spain company expects to be a reference for sustainable mining, in which abandoned waste is valued and generates economic, environmental and social benefits under the frame...

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11/04/2017 11:59

EXCA's expanded clay with waste additives

Expanded clay is a well-proven, high quality, efficient and durable lightweight aggregate suitable for a wide range of applications in the construction sector. Expanded clay contains various-sized granules, each with a hard ceramic shell that surroun...

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11/04/2017 11:51

Covestro's reuse of CO2 in the plastics production

Covestro has developed an innovative technology that allows using CO2 as raw material for the production of chemical building blocks for high-quality plastics. The most widely known of the numerous possible applications for these building blocks, cal...

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11/04/2017 11:44

Caterpillar's remanufacturing of end-of-life components

Remanufacturing is an exchange business: Customers return their end-of-service-life component to the original manufacturer, and get a remanufactured component in exchange. These end-of-service-life components are called ‘cores‘, and can r...

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