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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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Netherlands

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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.

In the city of Almere, innovative waste project turns water plants into paper

Aquatic plants that need to be regularly removed from the Weerwater lake in Almere, are now integrated into biomass blends used to produce sustainable paper

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Netherlands

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The city of Almere, working together with local stakeholders and the company Millvision, has developed an innovative circular economy partnership. Mowed plants from the local lake instead of just being disposed of, are now being integrated by Millvision, a paper company, in to biomass blends used to produce sustainable paper.  The aquatic plant is a local and renewable input to the production of the paper but it also "circular" as something that would be discarded as waste is re-valued as a raw material used in production.

From environmental nuisance to secondary raw material: coastal vegetal waste in composites industry

The main objective of SEA-MATTER is to demonstrate and validate the reuse of coastal algae and seaweed accumulations as raw materials in composites industry.

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Spain

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The main objective of SEA-MATTER is to demonstrate and validate the reuse of coastal algae and seaweed accumulations as raw materials in composites industry.

Biopolymers from bakery waste: now you can eat your cake and wrap the next cake, too

New polymers synthetized from bakery waste make for biodegradable bakery wrapping

BREAD4PLA is a project conducted by a consortium of four European organisation led by AIMPLAS.

It seeked to demonstrate, in a pre-productive pilot plant process, the viability of poly(lactic acid), a bioplastic polymer (PLA), synthesized from waste products of the bakery industry for the production of bakery packaging.

Port of Rotterdam: cyclists can enjoy a like-new bike lane, thanks to a bio-based ‘rejuvenator’ for recycled asphalt

In the port of Rotterdam, a bike lane is made completely from recycled asphalt (picture: Port of Rotterdam)

The Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Municipality of Rotterdam in partnership with KWS Infra and Arizona Chemical to deploy recycled asphalt. The processing of rejuvenation utilizes a "rejuvenator" using raw material extracted from pine tree by-products.

From waste water to biofuels: ECO3 bio- and circular economy business area

ECO3 bio- and circular economy business area makes possible the versatile production of renewable energy and bio fuels. The ECO3 area already has biogas production, and local industrial, wood-based and waste water treatment by-products can be utilised to produce heat and biofuels.

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Finland

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An innovative, industrial-scale, multidisciplinary bio- and circular economy business area, ECO3, is being built. A new creative ecosystem has been developed, which exceeds traditional sector boundaries, and in which one person’s waste is another’s commodity. The plant is expected to be fully operational in 2018.

Offer and demand in secondary raw materials? Make the perfect match on MarketplaceHub

Knowing about offer and demand can stimulate the secondary raw material market

Marketplace Hub maps raw materials markets and industrial synergy networks worldwide by both their locations and what material they trade. It aims to aid interested businesses to find where they could source or sell their materials secondary raw materials.
Best practices, policies, and lessons learned are also included in the interactive web-based platform.