24/07/2019 10:40

ReBlend: Circular fabrics & fashion

ReBlend is a Dutch label for 100% recycled fabrics and fashion made from mainly post-consumer blended textile waste that otherwise would have been incinerated. We make new textiles in 4 steps:no longer wearable textiles are sorted by colour and mat...

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05/07/2019 11:50

From KLM uniforms to cabin interior carpet

When KLM Royal Dutch Airlines decided to launch a new uniform in 2010, a 90,000-kg pile of old uniforms arose. We launched an upcycling pilot project involving the conversion of old fabric into a new raw material for new products. Up to today, our di...

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15/02/2019 09:22

DyeCoo's water-free and process-chemical free-dyeing technology for textiles

DyeCoo is the world’s first commercial supplier of water-free and process-chemical free-dyeing technology for textiles. Their CO2-based dyeing process makes textile dyeing clean, sustainable, efficient and profitable. DyeCoo based in Weesp in the N...

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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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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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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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24/01/2018 09:19

Schijvens corporate recycled uniforms

Schijvens produces post-consumer corporate garment made of recycled yarns by combining 50% of recycled textile and 50% of recycled PET. Schijvens does so by collecting worn out uniforms and PET bottles later used in the process. To obtain the final f...

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18/12/2017 09:35

AkzoNobel's Waste2Chemistry: a new circular value chain

As concern about the scarcity of energy and raw materials continues to grow, AkzoNobel is among a group of companies looking to use waste as a feedstock to make chemicals. The project began in 2014 as a collaboration between AkzoNobel, several other ...

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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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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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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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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 15:20

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 12:34

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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