02/10/2019 09:32

Versalis and Montello - New polyethylene grades made from recycled packaging

This project aims at producing a range of polyethylene products containing post-consumer plastics for a number of technical applications, including: thin packaging film, drip irrigation pipes, industrial bags and other types of packaging. To truly cl...

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01/07/2019 09:20

Seramco Project: Secondary raw materials for concrete precast products

Across the world, raw materials become a scarcer resource. In North-West Europe, the construction sector uses 50 % of all raw materials and produces one third of all waste in the region. Although 70 % of waste are recovered, only a low percentage und...

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13/11/2018 09:19

AFRA sustainable management and recycling of end-of-life aircraft and components

The Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA) is the leading global organisation for developing and promoting the safe and sustainable management of end-of-life aircraft and components. AFRA currently counts with 70 members who benefit from the eff...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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