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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30/05/2018 09:29

How Re-manufacturing creates jobs in Europe. A success story.

An empty laser cartridge is made of around 80% plastic, which can be fully re-manufactured and recycled once it has been collected by individual collective schemes. An empty cartridge gets a new life and is re-manufactured in the same line by the sa...

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22/05/2018 13:20

Social entrepreneurship and circular textiles by Humana Nova Cakovec

We are collecting used clothes and textile waste which we use in production of our fashion line “ReDesign”. Used clothes is mostly collected in north-west Croatia. It is sorted in Humana Nova premises based on the following categories:Clean and...

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11/05/2018 09:27

PC as a Service

Dell does more than just creating eco-friendly products or one-off CSR initiatives. At Dell they incorporate sustainability into everything they do – from design to recycling and every step in between. Through innovation and focus on efficiency, ...

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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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14/02/2018 09:24

Fischer Lighting: Circular Lighting Made Easy

With their patented LED-retrofit method, the Danish company Fischer Lighting has made it easier and cheaper to integrate new, environmentally friendly LED-technology into old lighting solutions. When using the LED-retrofit method, a custom-made unit ...

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07/02/2018 09:51

Fairphone: The modular phone that’s built to last

Fairphone is bringing the circular economy to the electronic industry. We are social enterprise that produces a smartphone to inspire change in the electronics industry. We focus on creating impact in 4 different areas: fair materials, good working c...

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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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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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29/11/2017 09:06

BILA – award winning production optimisation

BILA is a Danish company that supplies robotic solutions to industrial companies looking to optimize their production. Leasing out (also referred to as product-as-a-service) and buy-back of used robots is an integrated part of BILA. Right now, leasin...

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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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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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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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18/10/2017 09:30

Recover Upcycled Yarn System

Recover turns textile waste into new yarns for multiple life-cycles and produces the lowest impact textiles for apparel, accessory and home textile markets. The core added value is the offer of recycled cotton – the key ingredient of all company’...

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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 12:15

Quality Circular Polymers; an innovative solution to provide secondary materials

QCP was founded in April 2014 of which SUEZ is a partner. QCP is located in Chemelot industrial park in Sittard-Geleen (Netherlands), a strategic location in terms of polymers research, development and production of Polymers. At the heart of Western ...

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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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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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22/06/2017 08:23

Telefonica's eco rating for mobile devices

Eco Rating is a “label” that assesses the environmental impact of the whole life cycle (process of production, use and disposal) of mobile devices. The Eco-rating system promotes responsible consumption by providing information to customers about...

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02/05/2017 14:48

COSMOTE provides refurbished equipment

OTE Group is the largest telecommunications provider in the Greek market, and, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of the leading telecom groups in South-Eastern Europe. Aimed at continuously optimising customer experience, OTE Group proceeded ...

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28/04/2017 11:56

SUEZ & Nexans' cables recycling (RECYCABLES)

Recycables is the top cables recycler in France. This joint-venture was created in 2008 between SUEZ & Nexans in order to collect, process and recover cables. Located in Noyelles Godault, it is a model of circular economy as the materials from th...

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28/04/2017 11:52

Suez' combined material and energy-from-Waste recovery

Vernéa is a model of environmental performance. A combined material and energy-from-waste recovery idea, it consists of a biological recovery centre and an energy recovery centre. The Vernéa site (63) handles the household and similar waste of Puy-...

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11/04/2017 12:24

Sidenor´s Zero Refractory Wastes Strategy

The aim of the developed project was focused on the integrated and systematic management of all the refractory waste products that are generated at Sidenor Basauri Plant. Before the project was set up, only a fraction of this waste was recycled (appr...

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