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E-waste Race: school-based collection of old electronic devices

WEEE image

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Netherlands

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The E-waste Race is an educational competition between ten primary schools to collect old electronic devices. Project participants are given an introductory lecture about recycling and the valuable materials contained in electronic devices. They then start collecting e-waste and the school which collects the most wins an educational - and fun! - school trip.

Veolia and Knauf: transforming glass waste into mineral wool

Veolia logo

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France, United Kingdom

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Veolia and Knauf have established a partnership to collect, process and transform waste glass into mineral wool for use as an insultating material.

The Baltic TRAM project

Baltic TRAM logo

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EU

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The Baltic TRAM (Transnational Research Access in the Macroregion) project strengthened the relationship between analytical research institutions and businesses by fostering cooperation between companies and researchers, linking expertise to industrial needs.

Last Minute Market - recovering and reusing unsold goods

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Italy

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Last Minute Market is a social enterprise, founded in 1998 as a research initiative and now a spin-off from the University of Bologna. Today, it is an entrepreneurial society working at the national level in Italy, developing local projects to recover unsold goods and benefit non-profit organisations. Its objective is zero waste.

Rewarding recycling with vouchers

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Spain

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Tropa Verde was set up in Santiago de Compostela, Spain in 2015, and seeks to encourage environmentally responsible behaviour. Its goal is to promote recycling by rewarding environmentally-friendly practices.

Recycling polyurethane foam in pressurised containers

PU foam pressurised containers are used to fill gaps and to insulate and install window and door frames so as to make buildings airtight. OCF (one-component foam) producers have invested in a recycling company which recycles the metals in the packaging material, the reactive residual polyurethane prepolymer and the propellant.

Flustix - Labelling plastic goods to support responsible consumption

Flustix Plasticfree & Flustix Recycled

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Germany

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Flustix is a certification body for plastic-free and partially plastic-free products as well as goods made from recycled plastics. By making plastic reduction clearly visible for customers, the certification provides guidance and the opportunity to make a plastic-aware buying decision.

ShareWear showed 340,000 consumers fashion can be borrowed, not only bought

items from the first ShareWear collection

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Sweden

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ShareWear, a part of the Swedish Democreativity initiative, was launched to inspire a sustainable way to be fashionable. A ready-to-share collection with Swedish fashion items allowed consumers to borrow unique clothing - but only if they shared it forward.

Renuevas: a Ecoembes-Danone collaboration to increase away-from-home recycling rates

Renueva project - educating session

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Spain

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The ReNueva project of Aguas Danone has been launched to develop its commitment to recycling and reusing plastics, with funding from the Danone Ecosystem Fund; a fund created by Danone at a global level. It aims at increasing recycling in the away-from-home market, while simultaneously training and creating jobs for disabled or socially excluded people.

CenBio - Enabling sustainable and cost-efficient bioenergy in Norway

CENBIO - Enabling sustainable and cost-efficient bioenergy in Norway
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Belgium, Other (Norway)

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CenBio - Bioenergy Innovation Centre is one of Norway’s Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research.

Toss it in the bin: anti-littering-initiative by Altstoff Recycling Austria

Toss it in the bin

Founded in 2012‚ "Reinwerfen statt Wegwerfen" is a voluntary initiative of Austrian businesses, based on an agreement between Austrian social partners and the Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism to improve the ecological performance of packaging by creating public awareness, preventing and reducing littering and promoting the separate collection and recycling of packaging.

Traditional Christmas ham goes circular with the HamTrick campaign (Kinkkutemppu)

The Ham trick (kinkkutemppu in Finnish) is a consumer campaign organised in 2016 and 2017 in Finland during the Christmas period.

This cross-sectoral co-operation with Finnish companies and organisations aimed at bringing the concept of circular economy closer to consumers,  advising about recycling and avoiding that the drains were choked by excess fat at Christmas.

From environmental nuisance to secondary raw material: coastal vegetal waste 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.

When it comes to recycling aluminium, Every Can Counts

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EU, United Kingdom

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The “Every Can Counts” programme aims to improve recycling by enabling and encouraging people to recycle drinks cans used outside the home (e.g. workplaces, festivals, tourist locations, etc.).