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14/12/2018 10:37

Large scale recycling of cellulosic textiles

As re:newcell, we receive pre and post-consumer cellulosic textile waste (mostly cotton clothing) to our recycling plant. The material is shredded, de-buttoned, de-zipped, de-colored and turned into a slurry. The slurry is treated and bleached in a c...

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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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09/07/2018 09:20

OPICON – Reuse of Sand and Manure for Biogas

OPICON is a subdivision of Stjernholm A/S, which delivers environmental engineering solutions for cleaning sandy manure at dairy farms in Denmark as well as the rest of Europe. OPICON has developed a sand washer process system for reusing the sand fo...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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03/01/2018 09:52

Tekniska verken i Linköping turns waste into HFC free cooling

In Linköping, the largest part of the district cooling is produced from district heating through absorption cooling, a well-proven technique with water for refrigerant and lithium bromide as an absorbent. The absorption process is based on the same ...

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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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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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27/11/2017 09:35

Methanisation in France: circular economy making the best out of waste

This circular economy example deals with the production of biogas and biomethane at the Méthavalor plant in the Grand Est region, France. Biogas is a sustainable gas generated using different biodegradable materials and waste, through a fermentation...

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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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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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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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26/10/2017 12:30

Fluence's Italian cheese factory: ricotta and biogas champion

Latterie & Caseificio Moro S.r.l is a dairy and cheese factory in the northeast of Italy. The factory was established in 1978 for the production of award-winning Italian cheeses. In the mid nineties, the factory was renovated to increase producti...

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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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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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29/09/2017 10:00

Energido – Veolia’s solution to capture the energy potential of wastewaters

Replacing fossil fuels by renewable resources thanks to permanent rather than intermittent sources (solar, wind) is now a possibility. Veolia demonstrated it with Energido, an innovation which allows recovering heat from wastewater. With Energido, Ve...

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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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21/09/2017 10:45

Covestro's RE-Salt initiative: Recycling of industrial salty process water

In many industrial processes, large amounts of waste water, containing highly diluted common table salt (5-10%) are released into rivers, becoming a burden to the ecosystem, especially in terms of drinking water production. On the other hand, salt (N...

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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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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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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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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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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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05/07/2017 14:41

SAICA-Auchan’s reuse of cardboard, polyethylene and inert waste

For many years, Saica and Auchan have worked together on an innovative co-working project that has allowed the reintroduction of recycled materials that until now were sent to landfills. The key to success has been to achieve a better segregation in ...

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31/05/2017 15:27

ACCIONA's FISSAC project: Fostering Industrial Symbiosis for a Sustainable Resou...

The FISSAC project involves stakeholders at all levels of the construction and demolition value chain to develop a methodology, and software platform to facilitate information exchange. These can support industrial symbiosis networks and replicate pi...

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17/05/2017 15:00

Dafecor’s recycling and reuse of industrial textiles

Dafecor is one of the few companies utilising textile waste on an industrial scale in Finland. Dafecor acts as a partner to several parties. It takes the leftover materials from textile production and waste textiles from the public sector, laundries ...

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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 11:31

Nestlé's recycling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging

Nestlé is committed to improving the environmental performance of packaging: Nestlé is committed to continuously improving the environmental performance of its packaging. Nestlé Waters has saved more than 22,000 tons of PET worldwide within the la...

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24/04/2017 12:46

Tarkett's zero waste program from flooring material

Since 2010, Tarkett has been engaged towards developing Circular business models and applies Cradle to Cradle® principles. This means that products are designed to be recyclable, made from green or non-harmful chemicals, all materials are assessed b...

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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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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 15:27

Yara's recovery and reuse of nitrogen from municipal waste water

The recovery and reuse of nutrients (RRN) from various waste streams is a major focus area of the ambitious EU Circular Economy Package. In a circular economy approach, recovered materials are injected back into the economy as “secondary raw ma...

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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 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 12:02

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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