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17/12/2018 09:20

The virtuous recycling of End-of-Life Tyres by Ecopneus

Creating a circular economy is key to protect the environment and to make of sustainability a tool for development and for new qualified occupation, thanks to research and innovation. Ecopneus has always known that the real objective is the following...

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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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10/12/2018 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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21/11/2018 09:28

KALK A/S: building sustainable with lime mortar

KALK A/S – established in 1976 – quickly discovered the need for lime products of high quality for restoring and maintaining historical buildings. The company’s focus is on recyclable and breathable masonry. KALK A/S want to promote their 100-p...

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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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05/11/2018 11:51

Sustainable chrome plating for a broad range of plastics

The majority of chromium plating industries worldwide use a hexavalent chrome based pre-treatment. The major disadvantage linked to this practice is that hexavalent chromium Cr VI is carcinogenic, and electroplating traditionally needs several thick ...

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30/10/2018 10:25

EcoMatelas's refurbished mattresses and bed bases

EcoMatelas has created the first world process for refurbished and fully recycled mattresses and bed bases. In just 2 years, EcoMatelas has already recycled and re-used more than 6000 old mattresses and bed bases which were meant to be incinerated or...

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28/09/2018 09:12

FLOOW2: B2B Sharing Marketplace as a Circular and Future Proof Solution

Our society is changing. ‘Us’ is becoming the new ‘me’. Access to products is becoming more important than actually owning them. We are currently in the midst of a transition towards a circular economy in which we need to make more efficient ...

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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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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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07/08/2018 13:03

Fluid Intelligence

Fluid Intelligence Oy is a Finnish limited liability company led by a team of experienced oil specialists and machine learning experts. The company, a member of Cleantech Finland hub, has been quickly recognised as an established expert in the field ...

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30/07/2018 10:09

Zeme's thermal Cracking of Plastics and conversion into synthetic renewable eco-...

Cyprus is an island with limited natural mineral resources. All of the liquid fuel used on the island is imported. Recovered plastic is either landfilled on the island or exported as low value recycled material. The project aims to capture recovered ...

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17/07/2018 09:04

The Carbon2Chem® project

thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial company thatemploys around 158,000 people in 79 countries. Our engineering expertise has been evolving for more than 200 years. This is why we are playing a leading role in developing innovative solutions to g...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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04/05/2018 09:24

Saint-Gobain in Poland - practical solutions in construction sector

The Institute for Sustainable Development, leading Polish think-tank dealing with sustainable development prepared in 2015 a report ”Challenging time – time to respond. Towards circular economy” to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Saint...

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26/04/2018 09:20

RE-EASY a circular furniture system

Arcadia Design envisions a design that changes as its owner does. It produces a modular and circular furniture system based on a design-for-reuse structure with registered patent which grants stability with less material and is easy to be assembled/d...

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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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06/04/2018 09:32

Aluminium recycling in the window and curtain walling industry

The A|U|F Association is a non-profit organisation active in Germany whose aim is to promote the closed-loop recycling of Aluminium profiles used in buildings, thus contributing to the saving of primary resources and, consequently, in reducing th...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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18/01/2018 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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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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04/01/2018 09:46

Plastics enable paper recycling - BASF

Paper packaging for food is often derived from recycled paper. Recycled paper may contain substances which are potentially harmful to humans, such as mineral oil residues originally present in printing inks. A study supported by the German Federal Of...

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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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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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20/12/2017 11:04

NEWLIFE™ making the world a better place

NEWLIFE™   is a product created with an ambitious project developed by Sinterama and it is completely made from recycled, post-consumption, plastic bottles using a mechanical process. It is certified as 100% made in Italy, fully traceable and the...

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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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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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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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12/12/2017 09:34

Toast Ale

Food production is the biggest impact we have on the planet, yet we waste 1/3 of all food globally. We’re proving that the solutions can be fun and delicious. We brew award-winning beer with surplus fresh bread from bakeries and sandwich makers...

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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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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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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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20/11/2017 09:38

OCCGuarantee® Project

The initiative tackles both sustainability and social aspects. The social projects launched in Brazil involve 150 family farmers producing Organic Cotton OCCGuarantee® which is then spun in Catalonia and weaved in Portugal. The final garments are co...

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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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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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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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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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16/10/2017 09:10

Multi-recycling in the steel industry

Permanent materials can be recycled several times (multi-recycling) and hence achieve an optimal saving of resources . A study by Technical University of Berlin, initiated by the Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl / Stahlinstitut VDEh, verifies this proper...

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11/10/2017 09:42

From metallurgical by-products to Scandium-Aluminium alloys and Scandium compoun...

The SCALE project aims to allow the extraction of Scandium (Sc) from bauxite residues resulting from alumina production (the raw material for primary aluminium production) and from acid wastes coming from titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment production. S...

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09/10/2017 10:10

Biominerals Finland's earth alkalizing bio- and waste incineration fly ashes in ...

Hundreds of thousands tons of fly ashes from wood, field cultivation residues, peat and waste incineration processes are landfilled or applied in  low value applications in Finland. Earth alkalising the fly ashes, formed inside the combustion proces...

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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19/06/2017 10:13

Envotherm's wastewater recycling

We develop and produce water treatment systems that recycle wastewater, focusing on environment, economy and quality. Envotherm has units that can clean waste water from 50 l/h to 10 m3/h. We have made customised units for different sectors. We can ...

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11/06/2017 15:40

Renault and Suez' end-of-life vehicles treatment branch

In order to comply with the European regulatory framework regarding the treatment of end-of-life vehicles, Renault teamed up with Suez (specialist in the management & recycling of wastes worldwide) to create a competitive end-of-life vehicles tre...

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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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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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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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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 16:15

ArcelorMittal's Histar® Steel from 100% locally sourced steel scrap

ArcelorMittal has developed a new range of advanced high strength quality steels “Histar®”. These quality steels are available as rolled structural shapes (H-profiles) for use in building framing, bridges and for general structural purpose. This...

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28/04/2017 14:28

Dundee Precious Metals' management of mining wastes using best available techniq...

Dundee Precious Metals is a Canadian-based international mining company with operations in Namibia and Bulgaria and with exploration in Armenia, Bulgaria and Serbia. The Chelopech mine is located in central-western Bulgaria, on the southern flank of ...

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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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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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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 12:46

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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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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12/04/2017 12:15

CEMA's co-processing to turn cement waste into a resource

Turning waste into a resource is one key to a circular economy. The cement industry clearly applies this principle throughout their life cycle. The cement industry is able to use different type of waste (used tyres, sewage sludge, Refuse Derived Fuel...

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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 15:27

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 15:23

Geocycle gives second life to C&DW through cement manufacturing

The cement industry, and LafargeHolcim under the Geocycle brand, has developed strong expertise in co-processing. This technology refers to the simultaneous recovery of energy and the recycling of mineral materials within one single industrial proces...

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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 15:09

BASF: Biodiesel from cooking oil

Over the last few years, biodiesel (the production of fuel from renewable raw material or waste) has become a real alternative to conventional fuels. Biodiesel is made, among other things, from cooking oils and animal fats. Catalysts are used to help...

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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 14:56

Steinzeug Keramo's Fully Recycable Clay Pipes

Steinzeug Keramo is a high-quality producer of vitrified clay sewage pipes. The outstanding constant chemical and physical properties of the material provide it with high strength, density and robustness along with high resistance against wear, tear ...

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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 12:47

Strategic Minerals' Recycling of Abandoned Mining Waste

The Penouta Mine Project (Viana do Bolo, Orense, Spain) of Strategic Minerals Spain company expects to be a reference for sustainable mining, in which abandoned waste is valued and generates economic, environmental and social benefits under the frame...

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11/04/2017 12:40

Revertia's Reuse Program of Obsolete Computer Equipment

Revertia is a Spanish company founded in 2010. Its primary purpose is to provide services in the management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and contribute to the efficient use of resources. The start of Revertia is linked to the i...

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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 12:24

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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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 12:06

Fiskeby's fully recycled chipboard

Fiskeby Board AB is a company that produces White Lined Chipboard from 100 % recycled fibers. The production is based on three circular loops of material and energy recovery:Loop 1: Fibers are recycled from consumer and post industrial waste and ne...

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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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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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11/04/2017 11:34

BillerudKorsnäs' tall oil and pitch oil from pulp mills

A by-product in the manufacture of kraft pulp is tall oil consisting of pitch substances. At BillerudKorsnäs and many other forest companies, this is sent to a chemical plant for extraction of different rosins before the residual (pitch oil) is retu...

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