21/11/2018 09:28

KALK A/S: building sustainable with lime mortar

KALK A/S – established in 1976 – quickly discovered the need for lime products of high quality for restoring and maintaining historical buildings. The company’s focus is on recyclable and breathable masonry. KALK A/S want to promote their 100-p...

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17/09/2018 10:13

LDPE PCR foamed film with post-consumption recycled materia

The efficient use of materials and its reintroduction in the consumption system as new resources through recycling are two of the main pillars of the Circular Economy paradigm. Based on these pillars Ecoembes and The Dow Chemical Company have develop...

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10/09/2018 10:27

Water2REturn (W2R) - REcovery and REcycling of nutrients TURNing wasteWATER into...

Water scarcity and resources recovery are global concerns. Sustainable solutions are needed to use water in the best possible way and to recover resources from going to waste. Slaughtering is a water-intensive industry, and the wastewater it generate...

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03/09/2018 09:45

Twence reuse of CO2 in sodium bicarbonate production

In this project Twence is demonstrating an innovative technology for re-using carbon dioxide (CO2) by capturing the CO2 from the flue gases of the waste to energy (WTE) plant and using it for the production of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) as a result ...

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28/06/2018 09:42

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers with REFIBRA™ technology from Lenzing

TENCEL™ fibers with REFIBRA™ technology have been introduced to the market in 2017. TENCEL™ lyocell with REFIBRA™ Technology is the first commercially available cellulosic fibre featuring chemical recycled content, certified with Recycled Con...

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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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06/04/2018 09:32

Aluminium recycling in the window and curtain walling industry

The A|U|F Association is a non-profit organisation active in Germany whose aim is to promote the closed-loop recycling of Aluminium profiles used in buildings, thus contributing to the saving of primary resources and, consequently, in reducing th...

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02/03/2018 10:12

Johnson Controls's industrial compressors: resource efficiency opportunities acr...

Industrial compressors are very large energy-producing devices used in refrigeration, as well as heating and cooling by a wide range of industries including food production and petrochemicals. Waste leftover from the production process, replaced part...

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18/01/2018 10:28

Recycling superalloys: ensuring sustainable production of high performing aircra...

Alloys, a mixture of elements with the characteristics of metal, are resistant materials that engineers are continually looking to develop into more advanced alloys or ‘superalloys’. An example of a superalloy is rhenium, which has unique propert...

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11/01/2018 09:23

Tejidos Royo - Fabrics with values

The main sustainability example of Tejidos Royo is Recycled Denim Process with Hilaturas Ferre. Tejidos Royo has products with sustainable fibers: Lyocell, Hemp, recycled cotton and polyester and works with new fiber generation Refibra based on cotto...

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04/01/2018 09:46

Plastics enable paper recycling - BASF

Paper packaging for food is often derived from recycled paper. Recycled paper may contain substances which are potentially harmful to humans, such as mineral oil residues originally present in printing inks. A study supported by the German Federal Of...

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02/01/2018 13:55

Pure Waste Textiles’ fully recyclable clothes

Pure Waste Textiles manufactures completely recycled yarns, fabrics, clothing and accessories from the leftover material by the textile industry at its production plant in India, which is currently under construction. The company uses cutting waste f...

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21/12/2017 12:32

Henkel's detergent bottles from recycled high density polyethylene (HDPE)

For the first time, 60,000 bottles of the laundry detergent Perwoll Wool & Delicates were produced with recycled HDPE (high density polyethylene) sourced from packaging household waste in Germany.  After a developmental period of two years, toge...

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13/12/2017 09:40

VILARRASA's recycled cotton yarn (ecru, bleached and coloured)

Vilarrasa uses pre-consumer textile waste coming from garment production and other spinning waste as the main raw material. That waste is sorted by its composition (cotton, cotton/polyester,…), its colour (ecru, bleached or coloured) and the type o...

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12/12/2017 09:34

Toast Ale

Food production is the biggest impact we have on the planet, yet we waste 1/3 of all food globally. We’re proving that the solutions can be fun and delicious. We brew award-winning beer with surplus fresh bread from bakeries and sandwich makers...

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22/11/2017 09:46

UPCYCLING THE OCEANS by Ecoalf

Upcycling the Oceans project (UTO) by Ecoalf collects the trash that is destroying the oceans and turns it into top quality yarn to produce fabrics and products, thanks to the support of fishermen. As a result of this extraordinary project, Ecoalf ha...

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22/11/2017 09:37

Cornilleau Rackets from textile Armor lux fibers

The SOFTBAT racket is the concrete result of R & D work carried out for more than three years by a group of French industrialists in the innovative “Eco-Charges” project:Armor-Lux, a textile company that supplied the cotton / polyes...

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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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23/10/2017 09:30

From Waste to Product in the High-tech Sector - Intel

Along with Intel’s passion for innovation, our founders instilled a strong commitment to environmental responsibility. We continuously strive to improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions, and conserve resources throughout our operations. Intel ha...

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17/10/2017 09:32

GXN: The Future of Circular Architecture

GXN is a Danish company specialised in developing and implementing green and innovative solutions to architecture and design. GXN’s portfolio spans widely, covering areas such as architecture and design projects as well as research projects and ext...

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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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03/10/2017 09:34

Cradle to cradle - certified print products by Vögeli

Pureprint by Vögeli are offset printed products, designed to be biodegradable. On the basis of the Pureprint components, Vögeli PurePrint offers a wide range of offset printed products such as folders, brochures, notebooks, letter paper, business c...

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25/09/2017 09:36

Total completes successful trials with post-consumer recycled polystyrene

Total has successfully completed an industrial-scale test run of a proprietary recycling process for polystyrene on a European PS production line following a series of pilot stage trials. Post-consumer scrap supplied by recycling companies was transf...

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14/09/2017 09:01

Suez' Comprehensive Waste Management in La Part-Dieu Shopping Mall

The La Part-Dieu shopping mall in Lyon is one of the largest and most dynamic shopping centres in Europe with 267 shops, restaurants and movie theatres, and over 34 million visitors each year. Built by Unibail-Rodamco, the centre integrates a compreh...

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14/08/2017 09:34

Polystyrene Loop: Demonstrating the economic and technical viability of closed-l...

Polystyrene (PS) Foam is used for a broad range of products and applications and predominantly used as insulation in the construction sector. Until 2015, a large portion of the PS Foam used for insulation included the flame-retardant HBCDD. In the Eu...

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11/08/2017 10:01

Veolia's PET “Bottle-to-Bottle” Recycling Plant in Rostock

In Rostock, Veolia has developed a flake-based recycling method for PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles that allows direct reuse of the recycled material for new food packaging, e.g. a new beverage bottle. Every year in Rostock, Veolia converts ...

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09/08/2017 12:10

RENAULT’s closed-loop material recycling strategy

One of Renault’s targets in term of circular economy was to ensure the recycling of materials within the same branch (“closed loops”). The ICARRE95 project gave RENAULT (through its subsidiary Gaïa) the opportunity to develop new activitie...

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27/07/2017 09:49

Refurb – using the full potential of IT Equipment

Refurb is a Danish company that buys, ‘refurbishes’ (renovates) and sells used IT equipment such as smartphones, tablets and computers. Dedicated to value recovery, Refurb prolongs the lifespan of products which are too often discarded before the...

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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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24/07/2017 14:40

Jaguar Land Rover - Novelis' recycled aluminium cars (REALCAR)

Circular Economy project REALCAR (REcycled ALuminium CAR) launched in 2008 as a £2m research project to identify ways of increasing the amount of recycled aluminium in our vehicle body architectures. Our target was to identify opportunities to utili...

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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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31/05/2017 12:06

Philips' circular vacuum cleaner

Performer Ultimate FC8955, our first vacuum cleaner in a closed loop recycling system. Old Philips vacuum cleaners are collected in western Europe and recycled by our partner Coolrec. Our partner Veolia mixes the plastics from the recycled vacuum cle...

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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 15:20

Yara's WARMCO2: Spearheading industrial-horticultural symbiosis based on residua...

Intensive greenhouse horticulture is a key pillar of the agricultural economy of the Netherlands. Dutch greenhouses are worldwide recognized for their high-tech innovation, resource-efficiency, and year-round supply of assorted premium horticultural ...

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11/04/2017 15:09

BASF: Biodiesel from cooking oil

Over the last few years, biodiesel (the production of fuel from renewable raw material or waste) has become a real alternative to conventional fuels. Biodiesel is made, among other things, from cooking oils and animal fats. Catalysts are used to help...

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11/04/2017 12:02

Volvo's Life Cycle Analysis

By using our resources efficiently, we minimize the environmental impact of our operations. In 2011, we started with our energy approach based upon the ISO 50001 standard. Between Volvo and a neighbouring company (Stora Enso), a heating net was insta...

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