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Fairphone, a practical example of circular economy in action

Solutions to unlock the potential of the Fairphone

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Netherlands

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Stakeholders teaming up within a Community of Practice, launch the report The Circular Phone that providing practical answers to common financing pitfalls for circular businesses, using Fairphone as the real-life example.

Surplus capacity? Waste it no more: Floow introduces B2B asset sharing

B2B Sharing Marketplace on which every business and (healthcare) organization can share equipment, waste, materials, services, facilities, and personnel.

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The term “sharing economy” has become a staple in our current society and making more efficient use of what we already have is becoming more important every day.

FLOOW2 provides organizations with a tool that allows them to take on a fitting new business model: sharing assets. Sharing assets is an integral part of the development towards a more circular economy, in which loops are closed and disruptive business models are the talk of the town.

Circular economy, a holistic approach towards low-carbon Alpine cities

Greencycle is an Alpine Space EU project

Cities and regions in Alpine Space have mainly set their low-carbon objectives and adopted relevant strategies in energy, mobility, construction aso. The project GREENCYCLE aims to introduce the system of circular economy as a holistic approach to support implementation of low-carbon strategies and provide additional 2-4 % greenhouse emission reduction to the partner cities.

At-home recycling of bioplastics - and all domestic food waste - thanks to the seriously HOT composting bin

In the hot bin, due to its high insulation value , the contents attains a temperature of 60-70oC, enough for biodegradable plastics and food to compost

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The HOTBIN is an innovative hot compost bin that super heats your food and garden waste to 60°c. It can suit not only individual needs, but also the needs of sport clubs, canteens or schools, mixing food waste with biodegradable plastics.

Screen-lab: establishing a new reference framework to support H2020/ESIF synergies in Regions

Synergic Circular Economy across European regions, SCREEN logo

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Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom

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SCREEN is a Horizon 2020 project covering 17 European regions.

It aims at defining a replicable systemic approach towards a transition to Circular Economy in EU regions within the context of the Smart Specialization Strategy. The project also deals with the identification and implementation of operational synergies between investments in research and innovation under Horizon 2020, the Structural Funds and the European Investment Funds.

PolyStyreneLoop project : pioneer demonstration plant to treat up to 3300 tonnes of polystyrene waste/yr as of 2018

The PolystyreneLoop demo plant that is being built in Terneuzen(NL)

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The PolyStyreneLoop (PSL) Cooperative is the European EPS/XPS industry’s closedloop solution for the recycling of polystyrene (PS) insulation foam waste.

This innovative project employs a ground-breaking technology to dissolve PS foam waste while also allowing for the extraction and recovery of bromine from the recently restricted flame retardant chemical, HBCD, which can then be used again for the production of new flame retardants.

Innovative bonus-malus system for increased rates of recyclability in the packaging industry, France

Are your production choices virtuous, recycling wise? The Modulated Eco-Contribution Scale lets you know with a financial bonus.

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France

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Eco-contribution is mandatory in France for the packaging industry, as an incentive for improving recyclability from the start. The Modulated Eco-Contribution Scale is an educational and financial incentive tool which promotes the development of eco-design, without being punitive. In order to competitively facilitate maximum recycling of paper fibres, manufacturers must adopt best practices and manage materials so as to preserve their quality.

VinylPlus®: the Voluntary Sustainable Development Programme by the European PVC industry

VinylPlus® is the European PVC industry’s Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development (EU-28,

VinylPlus® is the renewed ten-year Voluntary Commitment to Sustainable Development by the European PVC industry. It was developed through dialogue with stakeholders including industry, NGOs, regulators, civil society representatives and PVC users. The scheme delivers concrete results in the use of additives, traceability, collection and recycling.

From waste water to RichWater, an innovative technology for combining treatment and reuse in agriculture

RichWater is a EU Horizon 2020 funded project which has provided an innovative technology for wastewater reuse in agricuture

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Spain

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RichWater is a EU Horizon 2020 funded project which has provided an innovative technology for wastewater reuse in agricuture. An integrated approach combining treatment and irrigation in a single system enables taking maximum advantage of nutrients.

Do you see a Building... or a Bank of recyclable Materials?

In the Project BAMB – Buildings As Material Banks, 15 partners from 7 European countries are working together with one mission –  to enable  circular economy in the building sector.

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Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom

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The BAMB project started in September 2015 and will progress for 3 and a half years as an innovation action within the EU funded Horizon 2020 program.

BAMB will enable a systemic shift where dynamically and flexibly designed buildings can be incorporated into a circular economy. Through design and circular value chains, materials in buildings sustain their value – in a sector producing less waste and using less virgin resources.

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