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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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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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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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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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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31/05/2017 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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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 12:33

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 12:34

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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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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