03/07/2019 09:17

Recyclable synthetic turf

Once synthetic grass reaches the end of its life-cycle, it is usually incinerated or ends up in a landfill. Versalis, in collaboration with the Radici Group – the yarn producer – and Safitex – the producer of the carpet (Eco Next) &...

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26/06/2019 09:05

Thermal insulation panels from post-consumer polystyrene products

The project aims at using secondary raw material deriving from end-of-life products (mainly from polystyrene made packaging) to produce expandable polystyrene (EPS), suitable to be transformed into expanded polystyrene sheets for buildings’ thermal...

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18/06/2019 11:14

Recovered and recycled industrial packaging

The project has been developed with the aim of recovering and recycling industrial polyethylene packaging – such as bags and liners – used for the shipping of Versalis’ products on pallets and by truck/containers. It involves the collec...

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15/04/2019 10:19

PVC Up Cycling - Circular Economy and Zero Waste with the upcycling of waste fro...

The aim of the “PVC UpCycling” project is to look at the passage in the current REDEL company chain, from a linear model to a circular economy model through actions aimed at the Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) of electric cables from a disposal ...

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09/04/2019 10:24

BASF's chemical recycling of plastics

Since mechanical recycling is limited because of an increase of residues in the material in each cycle, a team across BASF has taken up this challenge and developed the ChemCycling project. With chemical recycling, fossil resources for chemical produ...

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18/03/2019 15:30

Elysium Nordic’s pyrolysis process recycles 30,000 tons of end-of-life tyres

From 2021 Elysium Nordic will recover 9,000 tons of carbon black from 30,000 tons of end-of-life tyres, which will result in an annual CO2 reduction of up to 18,000 tons. Elysium Nordic uses pyrolysis when re-using the end-of-life tyres. In pyrolysis...

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28/02/2019 09:16

Ecoplasteam's EcoAllene: a new 100% recyclable plastic product

Our activity is the recycling of composite packaging polyethylene – aluminium, commonly known as ”tetrapak”. After paper mills take off the paper layer, Ecoplasteam melts, with an innovative process, the two layers of polyethylene and aluminium...

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25/01/2019 09:22

Driving sustainable innovations: StyLight

In comparison to conventional materials, continuous fiber-reinforced plastics offer not only a high weight reduction potential, but also a variety of functional advantages. Based on a proprietary, patented process technology, INEOS Styrolution develo...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 11:51

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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