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LIFE CIRC-ELV Project: channelling plastic from end-of-life vehicles back into the manufacturing chain

LIFE CIRC-ELV Project

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Spain

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The LIFE CIRC-ELV project has developed a new process for managing end-of-life vehicles to recover bumpers and fuel tanks, recycle the materials and use them to manufacture pipes and new parts for vehicles. Using this recycled plastic in products from this industry and others will help reduce the carbon footprint by 85%.

remesh: social economy gives a second life to mesh banners and a better life for employees

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remesh is a socio-professional business workshop with an environmental impact. Most of its employees are women from disadvantaged background. The workshop is also providing a circular economy business model as they reuse advertising banners and meshes to make new products that are fashionable but sustainable.

The Ecosynergy System: a Systemic Solution for Circular Economy

Ecosynergy System

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Slovenia

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The EcoSynergy System project tested a new economic framework of circular economy, food and nonfood producers, information and awareness of citizens, industry and education, ethical and environmental activities and new technologies.

OLEAF4VALUE: Olive leaf multi-product cascade based biorefinery

OLEAF4VALUE

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Spain

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The EU-funded OLEAF4VALUE project has set up a consortium of highly experienced partners to develop a valorisation system for the olive leaves biomass. The consortium will address all levels of the value chain: raw material, biorefining, post-extraction technologies, market validation and sustainability assessment.

BioSupPack: production and enzymatic recycling of environmentally safe packaging solutions

The BioSupPack project aims to deliver novel, cost-competitive and versatile bio-based packaging solutions - based on PHA - that demonstrate high-performance for the packaging of food, cosmetics, homecare and beverage products as well as no environmental damage during & after their use.

More circular, sustainable and profitable mushroom industry by Bioschamp

Asochamp

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Spain

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The Bioschamp project, coordinated by Asochamp, will develop a peat-free casing soil to serve as a carrier for selected bacterial strains that will act as crop biostimulants.

This solution will also be an alternative to pesticides, thus contributing to improve the circularity, productivity, sustainability, and profitability of the European mushroom sector.

Slow flower: all the beauty of fresh cut flowers, without harmful effects on the environment

Il Etait Une Fleur

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Belgium

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The slow flower movement is growing in Europe and aims to provide local, seasonal and organic flowers. Why? Because the international flower industry is very harmful to nature and has major negative impacts in developing countries.

A Blueprint on Industrial Symbiosis to achieve a circular and regenerative economy

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Under the framework of the INSIGHT project, a Blueprint has been developed to provide specific recommendations on how to promote the application of Industrial Symbiosis and its facilitation to various stakeholders, as well as a roadmap of how the organisations are expected to apply the IS principles, by making use of educational specific inputs and resources.

CISUFLO: minimising the environmental impact of the EU flooring sector

CISUFLO

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Belgium

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The project, funded under Horizon 2020, aims to develop a systemic circular approach to floor coverings.

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