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Mamukko: making bags from old sails and life rafts

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Ireland

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Mamukko is an Irish company, founded in 2011, that uses waste nautical materials as a secondary raw material. They promote upcycling by using end-of-life sails, decommissioned life rafts and recycled leather to make bags.

Zona Urbana's unique design products with recycled materials

Zona Urbana wallet

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Bulgaria

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Zona Urbana is a fashion company based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Since 2004, it designs and manufactures products with recycled materials, mainly bags or wallets.

Re-Match is recycling synthetic turf

Re-Match

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Denmark

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Re-Match has a recycling process for synthetic turf, recovering up to 95% of the materials, which is accredited with the EU’s Environmental Technology Verification. Their patented technology separates the sand, backing, rubber and plastic fibre from used synthetic turf. These materials can then be sold or used in a wide variety of new products in different industries.

ELWIS: an Electronic Waste Registration System for a more responsible approach towards waste by households

ELWIS

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Czech Republic, Slovak Republic

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In Slovakia and Czechia, an initiative set by three recent graduates has been positively impacting the sector of waste management in both countries. The Elwis Waste Registration System has the objective to increase efficiency in the cities’ waste management systems by helping reducing the amount of mixed waste.

Sustainable and biodegradable LENZING™ ECOVERO™ viscose fiber comes from the woods

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Austria

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LENZING™ ECOVERO™ produces a sustainable and fully biodegradable fibre brand for apparel. It is developed from renewable pulp and wood sources. Importantly, the wood which serves as raw material come from certified sustainable sources.

Kitchen Dates – a restaurant without a rubbish bin

Kitchen Dates

Kitchen Dates is an environmentally friendly restaurant located in Lisbon. It has the particularity of operating without generating any waste - so no use for rubbish bins!

Good After - an online supermarket for discounted products

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Portugal

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GoodAfter.com is an online supermarket focused on products near their recommended consumption date or, in certain cases, even after their "best-before" date.

Fil&Fab transforms disused fishing nets into pellets to create new plastic products

Fil&Fab

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France

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Fil&Fab has developed a technique to transform disused end-of-life fishing nets into plastic sheets, which are then used to create a series of new plastic products.

Fibracat: an absorbing use for waste paper

Fibracat

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Spain

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Fibracat has developed cellulose-based absorbents from paper for use in the cleaning and industrial hygiene sectors.

Espigoladors - food waste prevention and job creation for groups at risk of social exclusion

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Spain

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Espigoladors is a social enterprise focused on preventing food waste and empowering people prone to social exclusion.

Bio2Materials creates 'leather' from apples

Apples

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Poland

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Bio2Materials is a company which makes a 100% biodegradable 'leather' from apples – the main type of fruit grown in Poland.

Amorim Cork group: recycling, reusing and reinventing the use of cork

Cork

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Portugal

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The Amorim Group is among the cork industry’s world leaders. It has a business unit focused on recycling, reusing, and reinventing the use of cork - alone or mixed with other raw materials - in the generation of new products and applications (construction, footwear, aerospace, railways, etc.).

Pack, Wrap and Store with Beeswax Wraps by Malu

Beewraps by Malu

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Poland

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Beewraps by Malu is a food packaging material designed and produced by a Polish family company  to replace food foil, aluminum foil or disposable plastic containers with a biodegradable and reusable alternative.

Veolia: recycling PET bottles into new food packaging

PET bottles

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Germany

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Veolia has been extending the useful life of plastic bottles using a PET (Poly Ethylene Terephthalate) plastic recycling process. A mechanical and chemical recovery process transforms the PET flakes into a product suitable for use with food.

Vanheede Environment Group: collecting packaged food waste to produce alternative fuels

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Vanheede Biomass Solutions processes packaged or unpackaged food items that, for various reasons, are no longer fit for human or animal consumption. Fermentable residue is gathered and processed at a bio-methanisation plant in order to generate green energy.

Triade Electronique: recycling WEEE

WEEE

Veolia has developed expertise and built specific facilities to tackle the complex process of treating, depolluting and dismantling Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). This is a valuable source of recyclable raw materials: ferrous metals, plastics and precious metals can all be recovered and reused.

The SAWYER project: identifying skills and safety needs for the furniture sector's circular transition

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EU

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The SAWYER project aims to facilitate the transition of European furniture companies to a more circular economy. The project ran from February 2020 to March 2021, studying the main legislative and voluntary instruments that can facilitate this transition.

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