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Volvo Cars EV battery materials traceability

Circulor

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EU

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Volvo Cars commissioned Circulor to implement a technology-enabled traceability solution, to enable an end-to-end chain of custody to be constructed, initially for Cobalt and subsequently for Mica, with other materials being planned.

Krones' commitment: Sustainable packaging solutions for a circular economy

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EU

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Commitment Targets
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December 2025

By 2025, all new PET bottling lines will be suitable for processing up to 100% high-quality rPET without compromising output quality, efficiency or effectiveness.

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December 2022

By 2022, alternative secondary packaging solutions free of disposable plastics will be available for every established SKU format multipack.

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October 2020

Krones will leverage its technological expertise to help customers design packaging that specifically facilitates post-consumer recycling.

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October 2020

Krones will assist its customers to adapt existing lines in order to achieve the best possible outcomes when using recycled or renewable input materials.

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October 2020

With immediate effect, Krones will make available capping equipment for tethered caps.

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October 2020

Krones makes it possible to use detachable labels to enhance recyclability. It aims to make labels jointly recyclable with containers or to eliminate separate labelling.

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October 2020

Krones will continue to allocate substantial R&D resources to its recycling technology division in order to facilitate physical recycling of post-consumer plastics.

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October 2020

Krones will actively explore disruptive new technologies delivering beverages to consumers without conventional PET packaging (e.g. pulp bottles, no-packaging solutions).

Industrial Symbiosis, a path towards green growth

The main objective of the INSIGHT project is to develop a new professional profile: the industrial symbiosis facilitator, who helps transition towards the design of a common curriculum and learning approach.

AIMPLAS begins research on developing more efficient methods of recycling composite materials

Sparta

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Spain

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The main goal of the European SPARTA project, coordinated by AIMPLAS with the participation of TEKNIKER, is to find a new method of recycling and reprocessing composite thermoplastic materials that reduces both the amount of waste generated by the aerospace industry and its environmental impact. Another goal is to design more eco-efficient manufacturing methods.

Gate C: Helping businesses capture the value of the circular economy

Gate C

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France

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Gate C is a French consulting firm helping clients to map the benefits and capture the value of the circular economy.

Improved recycling of packaging thanks to innovative solvent-free adhesives

Adhesives for improved recycling of packaging

A solvent-free adhesive that is suitable for recycling and also for bonding of recycled plastic films has been developed by Henkel to be used for multilayer packaging.

Recycling packaging laminates through a process that separates composite materials

flexible packaging laminates

Saperatec is able to reclaim all individual raw materials from composite materials, thus making them available for recycling.

Donar - Furniture from recycled felt

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Slovenia

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The Donar company was established in 1989 in Slovenia, as demand for office interior development was growing. Starting as a small business, Donar has developed into one of the key players in design furniture with the highest environmental standards.

Swappis: loyalty rewards and community spirit encourage circularity in your wardrobe

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Hungary

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Swappis is a clothing retail store in central Budapest that attempts to counteract the linear approach of the fashion industry by introducing a business model that focuses on circularity and the reuse of second-hand clothes. Their membership loyalty mechanism is designed to build a strong relationship with customers by encouraging them to choose sustainable options.

Surplus capacity? Waste it no more: FLOOW2 facilitates B2B Asset Sharing

B2B Sharing Marketplace

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EU

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FLOOW2 is working locally and internationally, to identify the need, and the opportunities of asset sharing for businesses by offering a sharing marketplace solution for every business, organization and network.

Parksharing, the B2B sharing marketplace for local collaboration and matchmaking on business parks

Parksharing is the B2B marketplace for businesses who want to share assets, materials, facilities, services and personnel locally.

PharmaSwap, the sharing marketplace to reduce medication waste

PharmaSwap

PharmaSwap is a unique sharing marketplace for pharmacists, hospital-based or otherwise. It creates transparency in the supply and demand for expensive medicines.

Zero waste, 100 % recycled mix plastic shipping pallets by Stabilplastik

Stabilplastik

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Czech Republic

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Stabilplastik is Europe's only manufacturer of zero waste 100 % recycled mix plastic pallets.

Infinitdenim or Back to Eco

Infinitdenim is specialised in the recycling of second-hand denim, rescued from its own city, Barcelona.

Can't find a spare part to repair your home appliance? PCDT might have just rescued it for you!

https://pcdt.fr/

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France

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PCDT buys used spare parts for home appliances from individuals whose appliances cannot be repaired and will then sell thems - with no margin of profit - to customers who can use them to repair their own appliances.

Refit Wool: the new Favini paper of creative reuse from the world of fashion

FAVINI REFIT WOOL

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Italy

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Refit Wool is an innovative sustainable material inspired by the world of fashion. It includes fibres from industrial yarn and textile processing.

Crush Cocoa - a new ecological paper from cocoa beans

Favini Crush Cocoa Domori

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Italy

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In line with a circular economy strategy, the company Favini and chocolatiers Domori have developped an industrial symbiosis system to produce the ecological paper Crush Cocoa from cocoa processing waste.

Refit Cotton - creative reuse to make paper from the world of fashion

FAVINI REFIT COTTON

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Italy

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Refit Cotton is an innovative sustainable material, inspired by the world of fashion, which includes fibres from industrial yarn and textile processing for use in paper production.

Enrich: compost - circular economy in action

Enrich manufactures organic compost in an open windrow system using source segregated green waste such as garden clippings and landscaping materials.

Circular Computing: Remanufactured Laptops go Mainstream

Engineers inspecting quality @ Circular Computings laptop remanufacting facility

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Austria, Belgium, Denmark, EU, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Other (United States of America)

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Hewlett-Packard (HP) endorses the Circular Computing and proposes remanufactured models as alternatives for new models. This action underlines a highly significant endorsement of Circular Computing’s approach to sustainability at the high end of the IT market.

A Better Life with MgO: a flue gas desulphurisation process with a positive net environmental impact

View of the pilot plant

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Greece

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LIFEPOSITIVEMgOFDG - a project co-financed under the EU's LIFE programme - is about designing and implementing a novel technique for air pollution abatement which respects circular economy principles.

Closing the loop: incorporating post-consumer recycled plastic in new Jerónimo Martins’ products

Jerónimo Martins - Closing the loop: Incorporation of post-consumer recycled plastic in new products

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Poland, Portugal

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Jerónimo Martins is an international Group based in Portugal with a massive know-how in food distribution. In 2019, it started selling washing up liquid under the Kraft and Ultra Pro brands with bottles made with 100% recycled PET and offering check-out bags made with 80% post-consumer recycled plastic.

Jerónimo Martins is fighting food waste on all fronts

Jerónimo Martins - Fighting food waste on all fronts

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Poland, Portugal

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Jerónimo Martins, a food retailer operating in Colombia, Portugal and Poland is committed to reducing 50% of the food waste produced in its operations by 2025, compared to 2016.

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