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Plastic Energy - Recycling plastics that no-one else can

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United Kingdom

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Complementing traditional mechanical recycling efforts, Plastic Energy has developed a patented Thermal Anaerobic Conversion (TAC) technology to convert end-of-life plastic waste into a new feedstock, called TACOIL, that can be used in the manufacturing of virgin-quality plastics suitable for food-grade packaging.

ReBlend - a Social enterprise promoting circular economy for textiles

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Netherlands

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ReBlend develops textiles and textile products made from textiles that otherwise end up in incineration. Textiles made from recycled fibres offer a positive alternative for designers and companies. In collaboration with waste collectors, producers, designers, makers and visionaries, ReBlend organises a full supply chain from start to finish to accelerate a new ecosystem for circular textiles.

Niaga® designs out waste, completely

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Netherlands

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Niaga® and its partner future-proof everyday products by making sure materials don’t have to end up as waste. Ever. Niaga designs producted to be used again. It makes them healthier and recyclable.

Consulting goes circular with CIRAA

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CIRAA is a company active in promoting circular economy principles and helping businesses ensure that their plans and projects abide by those principles.

RE-sign: today's cities, tomorrow's mines

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RE-sign has marketed an app matching up supply and demand for reclaimed construction materials.

Using horse manure to power horse shows

Fortum HorsePower

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Finland

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Finnish energy company Fortum had developed a circular renewable energy service, dubbed HorsePower, that used recycled materials to provide a bedding management service for stable-owners, as well as using manure for energy.

ecoBirdy: Children’s furniture made from recycled plastic toys

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Belgium

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EcoBirdy has come up with a way to recycle mixed plastics, and then uses the resulting material to make recyclable children's furniture.

Refind's Battery Refund machine: old batteries in, coupons for new batteries out

Battteries

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Sweden

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Coop Norway, Energizer and Swedish Refind Technologies have come up with a battery refund machine. People can drop off dead household batteries and walk away with coupons to put towards the price of new batteries.

Mater: chairs from spent brewery grain

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Denmark

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In Denmark, the interior design company Mater has developed chairs made out of brewery waste. The production method uses plastic waste and the grain left over from beer production at the Danish brewery Carlsberg.

Fjällräven up-cycles wool as a by-product of the meat industry

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Fjällräven is giving wool waste a second life by using it for innovative purposes, like padding in jackets or backplate in backpacks.

TAPA: Rubber substitute for sustainable materials in car components

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Belgium, EU, Spain

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Cikautxo worked with the TAPA (ThermoplAstic fluid handling Pipes for cooling circuits in Automotive sector) project, funded by EIT RawMaterials, to develop new materials for pipes and hoses. They substituted natural rubber with a 100% recyclable thermoplastic material (thermoplastic elastomeric, TPE), using energy-efficient extrusion technology.

Herning and DFD do their bit to keep useable clothes in use

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The partnership between Herning and DFD has led to a new circular business model for the work clothing used by the municipality’s technical operations department.

Marealis: peptides harvested from discarded prawn shells help fight high blood pressure

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EU, Other (Norway)

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Marealis uses discarded prawn shells from the seafood industry to make a natural supplement that can lower blood pressure.

Purrot: A self-cleaning vibrating Rotor-filter to separate manure or treat waste water

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Denmark

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PURROT is a filter  that can mechanically separate organic matter and nutrients from liquid, without using chemicals.

Circular Soap in Park Split Hotel, Croatia

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Croatia

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The Croatian project titled "Responsible Business for a Clean World" involves collecting unused soap in hotels and sending it to a soap factory, where it is cleaned, sterilised and recycled into new soap products, which are then offered back to customers at the hotel.

Purified Metal: Responsible processing of contaminated steel scrap into high-quality raw material

EIT

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Netherlands

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Purified Metal Company can responsibly process contaminated steel scrap into a high-quality raw material.

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