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Azienda Agricola Mannu: mushrooms and fertiliser from coffee grounds

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Coffee grounds contain many nutrients which are excellent for growing mushrooms. This secondary raw material is even ready for use, having been sterilised at 80 to 90°C by the coffee machine. What's left once the mushrooms have been collected is a good fertiliser.

Antri Constantinou

URBIOFIN - from waste to bioproducts through biorefinery

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Greece

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The URBIOFIN project aims to demonstrate the techno-economic and environmental viability of an integrated and innovative biorefinery for the transformation of the organic fraction of municipal solid wasteinto new marketable bioproducts, chemical building blocks, biopolymers and additives for different markets like agriculture and cosmetics.

Leadax: Circular building materials out of PVB waste

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Netherlands

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Leadax uses high-tech material and production knowledge to develop and manufacture 100% circular materials out of discarded PVB for waterproofing buildings.

Schijvens: Circular corporate fashion

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Netherlands

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Schijvens has been producing corporate uniforms for more than 150 years now. In 2017, they began collecting customers' old clothing, shredding it and mixing the textile fibres with shredded PET-polyester ones from sportswear, fishing nets and bottles. This led to 100% recycled yarn, which is used to make new fabrics and ultimately new uniforms.

BE O Lifestyle: From oil-based plastic to bioplastic

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Netherlands

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BE O Lifestyle is a Dutch company which has developed a form of plant-based plastic that it uses to manufacture water bottles. The bottles are made from sugar cane residue and are reusable, completely environmentally-friendly - and nice to look at!

Organic glues and adhesives by Menichetti

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Italy

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The Italian company Menichetti produces organic glues and adhesives intended for sustainable packaging. The raw material is obtained from leather and tanning industry by-products.

Tradecowall: Upcycling mixed mineral construction and demolition waste

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Belgium

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The cooperative company Tradecowall manages construction and demolition waste in the Belgian Walloon region and comprises a network of companies working with inert waste recycling centres in the region.

Circular lighting by Signify

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Netherlands

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Signify was the first lighting company to develop 3D printing of luminaires at scale. As part of its commitment to doubling its positive impact on the environment and society, Signify has committed to doubling its circular revenues to 32% by the end of 2025.

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