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Urban Wood - making the most of urban trees

Legno Urbano

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Italy, Switzerland
Switzerland / Italy

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Legno Urbano is an innovative project developed in Italy to promote wood recovery from trees which are felled in urban areas because of their age, their instability or spatial planning needs.

Lavandula reuses agro-food by-products to provide added value for cosmetics

Lavandula

The Lavandula project focuses on using agro-food by-products to produce active ingredients used in cosmetics.

MontECOlino's carpet recovery from trade fairs

MontECOlino

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Italy

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MontECOlino has always had a keen interest in the environmental impact of its products. It has developed a carpet management system for the exhibition industry that recovers the carpet after use and transforms it into a new raw material for use in other sectors, in line with the circular economy concept.

Inspired by its urban surroundings, Barcelona Rugs upcycles scraps to create mosaics of rugs

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Spain

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In their collection named Trencadís, Barcelona Rugs uses spare scraps from various materials of high quality to create unique rugs.

Recovering nutrients from waste

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Denmark, Estonia, Sweden, Other (Norway)

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Ragn-Sells collects, treats and recycles waste and residual products from businesses, organisations and households.

EKORU: Recycling Finnish antique coins and old spoons to make jewelry

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Finland

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Finnish jewelry company EKORU makes jewelry out of discarded Finnish coins, old silver spoons and other cutlery. After Finland changed to the Euro, the metal of old Finnish coins found other purposes.

Fair hairdressers - recycled hair as a resource for agriculture, construction and environmental protection

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France

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Fair hairdressers (Coiffeurs Justes) gives hair left on the floor in their salons for reuse in sectors such as agriculture, construction and environmental protection.

Finnish company Pa-Ri Materia extends the life of office furniture

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Finland

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Finnish company Pa-Ri Materia gives used office furniture a second life by refurbishing and selling it. The company purchases some of the furniture it recycles, while certain companies pay for their furniture to be recycled or reused.

Solar Foods: new edible protein food from air and electricity

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Finland

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The Finnish foodtech company, Solar Foods, produces natural single-cell protein using simply renewable electricity and air, called Solein®. They bring to the market an entirely new kind of food that is both natural, and not dependent on agriculture, climate or the weather. The protein can be made in tough environmental conditions, such as the desert, the Arctic, or possibly even in space.

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