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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.

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.

TOMRA: leading the circular revolution in plastics

TOMRA's Circular Economy Division was established in January 2019 to speed up the transformation to a circular economy and shape future waste and resource systems.

Creating value out of waste for a sustainable future

TOMRA’s cutting-edge sorting technologies retain valuable resources by extracting high-purity fractions from mixed waste and metal streams in the most remote parts of the world. Its technology and equipment has been used in the world’s most advanced recycling plants.

The world’s most efficient deposit-based return systems

TOMRA is the world leader in reverse vending solutions. It provides an automated method for collecting, sorting and handling used beverage containers for recycling or reuse. TOMRA has approximately 80 000 reverse vending machines in more than 60 markets.

Curaprox - Collecting used toothbrushes in Slovakia

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Slovak Republic

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Curaden Slovakia, the Slovak branch of the Swiss company Curaden AG, collects used toothbrushes for recycling in Slovakia. The company has been encouraging consumers to recycle their end-of-life products since 2017 through public awareness campaigns. 

Industrial Symbiosis, a path towards green growth

The main objective of the INSIGHT project is to develop a new professional profile: the industrial symbiosis facilitator, who helps transition towards the design of a common curriculum and learning approach.

DuCoop presents innovative solutions for heating, water and energy management for a new district in Ghent with 400+ dwellings

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Belgium

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DuCoop invests in sustainable technologies for the Nieuwe Dokken, the new circular districts in Ghent. The cooperative DuCoop provides systems for decentralized water sanitation with water re-use, 4thgeneration district heating and smart energy management. The company contributes to the climate ambitions of the city of Ghent, by closing the loops on water, energy and nutrients.

How to make luxury handbags from salmon skins

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Belgium

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Ms. Bay is a handbag brand that creates products made of rescued waste material and following fair-trade manufacturing ethics. The main material in their collection is salmon-leather. This has qualities similar to regular leather but is processed in a more environmental-friendly way and is highly durable.

VICAT - a key player in construction & deconstruction waste

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France

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VICAT produces materials for the construction sector (cement, concrete, aggregates) and believes that the act of building should no longer be disconnected from deconstruction. VICAT has therefore rethought its production systems to include circular economy loops focused on the recovery of local construction & demolition waste.

Calefa - Reusing residual heat to reduce energy costs and GHG emissions for customers and end-users

Calefa

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Finland

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Calefa is a Finnish company specialized in the reuse of residual heat from industry by redirecting the excess heat from industrial processes either to the customer company’s own use or to the district heating network, instead of wasting it as condensed water or air.

Svenska Retursystem’s reusable transit packing system contributes to CO2 and food waste reduction

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Sweden

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Svenska Retursystem contributes to the circular economy through a reusable transit packaging system. It offers an alternative to the single use transit packaging, such as wooden pallets or cardboard boxes, that often contributes to global waste.

Making secondary raw materials from Tefal frying pans

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Netherlands

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Coolrec has launched a project with two Dutch household goods chains: Blokker and Marskramer. During Tefal Swap Weeks, they offer customers a 20% discount on new Tefal frying pans when they return old ones.

 

Coolrec makes skating medals from discarded mobile phones in cooperation with KPN and the Royal Dutch Skating Association

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Netherlands

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Coolrec, KPN and the Royal Dutch Skating Association have initiated a partnership to make skating medals from discarded mobile phones.

Cork-A-Tex - yarn from recycled cork

Cork-A-Tex is a project that uses recycled cork to create a yarn with high incorporation of cork. Cork is a 100% natural material made from the oak cork trees which can be recycled after its use as cork stopper in wine bottles.

From recycled secondary materials to organic fertilizers shipped worldwide

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Belgium

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The Belgian company Fertikal specialises in the production of organic fertilizers from recycled secondary materials. These recycled resources are collected in a radius of 150 km around the production facility and include chicken manure, struvite, digestates from bio-gas plants, composts, by-products from sugar beet and bio-diesel industry, etc. 

Upcycling Scandinavia: circular products made out of 100% recycled plastic

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Denmark

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Upcycling Scandinavia designs practical objects entirely made out of upcycled plastic. Its products are reusable and can be included into the remanufacturing of new products.

RecyCâbles - recycling and recovery of cables

Recycables

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France

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RecyCâbles is a joint venture between Suez and Nexans started in 2008 that collects, recovers and processes used cables. The recycling and re-use of cable materials keeps them in the economic loop.

 

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