10/12/2018 10:35

Nuova Fratelli Boretti textile processes from regenerated waste

Nuova Fratelli Boretti s.r.l. has created an engineering process in order to regenerate waste from pre-consumer textile processes based on wool camel and cashmere, in order to obtain Raw Material for textile industries. The company is a well-rooted c...

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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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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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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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06/06/2018 09:28

Zeme's scrap aluminium conversion into sustainable high value Eco alloy ingots

Recycling of scrap aluminium provides a valuable resource and prevents the material from being diverted to landfill. The Zeme system will be utilised to produce specialised high quality aluminium alloy ingots which will be available for re-use wit...

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17/05/2018 09:19

GoOpti Dynamic Shuttle Platform - Long distance transportation as a service

GoOpti is an innovative European transportation platform, which provides shared and private airport transfers at affordable prices and connects passengers traveling from medium-size cities to large airports. It provides an on-demand mobility system...

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18/04/2018 09:23

Jeans to Jeans

In September 2017, HNST (pronounce as “honest”) had a collection campaign where people could drop off their old and unworn denims at more than 80 collecting points in Flanders (Belgium). In two weeks time, more than 6000 old pair of denims were c...

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12/04/2018 10:07

Circular architecture

Lendager Group specializes in delivering circular solutions to create future sustainable cities and buildings. The construction industry is responsible for more than one third of all materials, produced waste and carbon emissions worldwide. It is the...

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29/03/2018 09:18

Fertikal - organic and organo-mineral fertilizers

Fertikal is a manufacturer of organic and organo-mineral NPK fertilizers worldwide. Based in the port of Antwerp (Belgium), it collects recycled secondary materials from a maximal distance of 150 km to give them a new life as a fertilizer. These mat...

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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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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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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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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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06/11/2017 10:00

Total creates products with high post-consumer recycled content that match perfo...

Total has launched a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) “Circular Compound” range that contains high levels of post-consumer recyclates for household and industrial liquid applications. The new products perform equally in demanding applications to ...

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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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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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19/09/2017 13:27

EDAFOTEC's New soils from residues

Our target is focused in the production of soils from organic and inorganic residues, to be used in soil and water decontamination. The idea is based in how natural soils works: filtering, adsorbing and absorbing substances, to produce plants and oth...

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18/09/2017 09:00

ACCIONA's procurement of materials, waste disposal and earthworks

Implementation of environmental measures related to avoiding waste disposal and minimising natural resource consumption through recycling and reusing excavation materials or debris. In particular:Recycling and reusing excavation materials: Reusing ...

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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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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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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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16/08/2017 10:02

VALTRA's remanufactured spare parts

VALTRA, a tractor manufacturer, has found ways of generating new growth from service-based business models typical of the circular economy by providing maintenance services across Europe. As part of this concept, Valtra has developed so-called remanu...

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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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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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31/07/2017 08:11

ACCIONA’s approach to waste and debris management

The trees, shrubs and grass maintenance and conservation tasks generate wood waste such as trunks, branches, leaves and mowing remains. The goal of this initiative is to reuse, recover and vaporisation the maximum volume of plant debris and reduce th...

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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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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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17/07/2017 09:25

Enel Group’s sustainable dismantling and demolition approach for FOIX power pl...

FOIX was a Thermal Power Plant consisting of 1×520 MW unit, operating until 2010. In 2015, the Spanish Government authorized its closure and ordered the dismantling and demolition of the plant. This process, where the value of materials and resource...

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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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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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28/04/2017 11:24

Nestlé's nespresso capsules recycling program

Nespresso is committed to making it as easy and convenient as possible for consumers to recycle their used capsules:As a company that relies on aluminium to protect the freshness and aromas of its highest quality coffee, Nespresso recognises the ne...

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24/04/2017 12:13

Trelleborg's ceramic particle recyling on water-scarce Malta

TSS Malta has developed a water recycling system so that water used for the process which was previously lost is now being recycled and reused. Water from the particular process would contain a high amount of fine ceramic particles that even its colo...

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24/04/2017 12:01

Polski Koncern's by-products for chemicals and refineries

ORLEN Group Companies located in Plock are involved in materials recovery and their further reprocessing in order to obtain valuable materials for other purposes. It increases the efficiency of processes, helps to protect natural resources, and reduc...

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24/04/2017 11:24

Kemira's industrial symbiosis in Sweden

Industry Park of Sweden (IPOS) is an industrial park owned and operated by Kemira in Helsingborg, Sweden. The business idea of IPOS is industrial symbiosis. In other words, by innovative resource co-operations create added value to reduce costs and e...

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21/04/2017 14:39

Versalis' recycled eco-pallets

Innovation through industrial development of a specific pallet made with recycled plastic (eco-pallet), to be used in an industrial rental loop to transport polyethylene resins. Project steps:Definition of the eco-pallet specifications. Testing of...

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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 12:33

SAICA Natur’s retailers post-consumer plastic waste recycling for new packagin...

Saica company collects plastic waste of retail companies and recycles it into plastic pellets. Saica delivers the re-granulate plastic to the film, packaging, bags suppliers of the original retailer. This way the circle is closed and the retailer get...

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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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11/04/2017 16:12

LafargeHolcim recycles C&DW into new sustainable building materials

In the framework of European targets for recycling of Construction and Demolition Waste (70% by 2020), preservation of natural resources, increasing of sustainability weight in construction projects and urbanisation development, LafargeHolcim is comm...

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11/04/2017 15:35

Renault's remanufacturing of spare parts

Renault’s plant in Choisy-Le-Roi deploys its activities in the area of the remanufacturing of used spare parts. Each year, it remanufactures around 15,000 engines, 20,000 gear boxes and 18,000 injection systems. After having been collected in Renau...

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11/04/2017 15:30

Solvay's Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) reuse program

Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) must be recovered and recycled Solvay Fluor offers a worldwide recycling service for SF6 in Bad Wimpfen (Germany) and in Onsan (South Korea). The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has recognised ...

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11/04/2017 15:06

HARRPA's Crude Tall Oil Biorefineries

Crude Tall Oil (CTO) is a renewable oily mixture of natural chemicals with valuable functional groups. CTO is obtained from coniferous wood as a by-product of forest industry’s pulping process, thus companies from forest and chemical industry w...

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11/04/2017 14:58

Mtm plastics' recycling strategy

Plastics recycling is an example of a promising entry point into functioning circular economy. In view of a growing shortage of resources and pressing environmental problems, plastics recycling can offer a market-based solution. Initiated by legal re...

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11/04/2017 14:49

Metsä Group's Fresh Fibre Enables Fibre Circulation

The role of fresh forest fibre in circular economy and recycling loop. The key idea of circular economy is to use materials as efficiently as possible and more than once. In Europe, fibre-based packaging is one of the most efficiently recovered and r...

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11/04/2017 12:59

Suez Ecopôle's Eco-Hub for Waste Collection

Thanks to a EUR 10 million investment by SUEZ, a new eco-hub has been created in Chartres de Bretagne to recover waste produced by businesses and local authorities. On a site covering 5 hectares previously used by the Peugeot Citroën Group, the new ...

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11/04/2017 12:34

North Sea Resources Roundabout: Creating a Market for Secondary Raw Materials

The transition towards a circular economy gives us an opportunity to reinvent our economy and create new competitive advantages for Europe on a sustainable basis. Entrepreneurship and innovation are essential to enable this transition. Action and new...

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11/04/2017 12:10

HP's recycled ink cartridges

Hewlett-Packard Company’s earliest closed loop recycling activities began with creating HP toner cartridges with plastic recycled from the HP Planet Partners program in 2000. Leadership with closed loop plastics recycling expanded in 2005 when the ...

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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 11:54

EuroChem's nitrophosphate route to produce zero-waste fertilisers

Complex mineral fertilisers can be produced via various processes or production routes. An important production step is the conversion of the phosphor from the natural rock phosphate into a plant available form. One of the possible processes to do so...

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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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11/04/2017 11:39

Borealis' off-spec polymers reuse program

Off-spec polymer is polymer that doesn’t meet the specifications that Borealis aims for its clients. This off-spec polymer is a result of production interruptions and might appear as powder (polymerisation unit), pellets or globs (extrusion unit). ...

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