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CleanCup fights plastic pollution one reusable cup at a time

CleanCup logo

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France

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CleanCup® distributes, collects and washes reusable cups automatically, on site, in order to eradicate the use of disposable cups and improve the way of drinking.

HERA moves beyond waste management to prevention for medicines, foods and bulky goods

cambio il finale motto

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Italy

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With FarmacoAmico, CiboAmico and Cambia il Finale, the HERA has moved beyond its core business to actively prevent medicines, food and bulky goods from becoming waste.

Denmark learns from Belgium on how to create repair and reuse networks

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Belgium

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On 24-25 September 2018, the Danish inter-municipal waste management company AVV, which serves two Danish municipalities, visited the City of Brussels and its surroundings as part of a study visit on setting up effective repair and reuse systems. The visit was carried out within the framework of the TAIEX Peer-2-Peer EU Programme and with the support of Municipal Waste Europe and Bruxelles Environment.

Greenrail - Dawid Janik

Greenrail track

Greenrail is an Italian company that has developed an innovative and sustainable railway sleeper, offering excellent technical, environmental and economical features for the railway sector. The technology developed by Greenrail allows the production of railway sleepers with secondary raw materials, using a blend of rubber collected from ELTs (End of Life Tyres) and plastic from urban waste.

The company handles the whole process of design, prototyping and testing of the products, collaborating with primary research centres and industrial partners.

GIDA purification plant: PPP providing high-quality water for the textile industry while limiting water consumption

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Italy

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GIDA is a wastewater treatment plant that helps meet the needs of the local textile industry by supplying water of sufficiently high quality, while keeping water consumption to a minimum. 

VertECO: a vertical ecosystem for indoor and outdoor greywater treatment

vertECO

VertECO consists of a vertical ecosystem (vertical constructed wetland) treating greywater from handwash basins, showers, and laundries.

Saint Francis of Assisi: rendering a religious community sustainable and circular

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Italy

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Fra’ Sole is a sustainability project involving the monumental complex of Saint Francis of Assisi and its nearby areas, which has resulted in the elimination of disposable products, infrastructure for rainwater reuse and a 20% reduction in waste overall.

Greenrail: innovative & eco-sustainable railway sleepers

Greenrail track

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Italy

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Greenrail sleepers consist of an outer cover made of a blend of ELTs and recycled plastic, and an inner core of pre-stressed, reinforced concrete.

Gumdrop gives chewing gum a second life

Gumdrop

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United Kingdom

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Gumdrop Ltd is the first company in the world to recycle and process chewing gum into a range of products such as boots or phone covers that can be used in the rubber and plastics industry.

Overcoming challenges to recycle EPS fish boxes into new food-grade packaging

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Spain

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The LIFE EPS SURE project aims to offer a technically, environmentally and economically viable solution that allows EPS fish boxes to be collected, washed and converted into new PS food contact packaging, thus closing the loop.

ReWeee: Reducing Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment in Greece

Reweee project

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Greece

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The ReWeee Project aims to prevent the creation of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and to demonstrate that WEEE can be efficiently sorted and re-used.

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