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Vaia: giving storm-hit trees back their dignity

Vaia

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Italy

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Italian startup Vaia has developed a passive loudspeaker for smartphones by using - as raw material - exclusively wood brought down by storm Vaia that badly hit the Dolomite mountains in Northern Italy in 2018.

Recycled and compostable polymer biocomposites by Trifilon

Trifilon

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Sweden

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Trifilon Revo uses an existing, consistent source of plastic from a European stream and reinforces it with hemp fibers, thus improving the impact properties of the recycled plastics, which can be used to produce a range of colours and surface finishes, matte or polished.

Billy Tannery makes leather goods from rescued goatskins

Billy Tannery

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United Kingdom

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Billy Tannery is a micro-tannery helping to create value by reusing goatskins that would otherwise go to waste, to make leather products.

The Shellworks collective recycles lobster shells into various types of bioplastic

Shellworks

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United Kingdom

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The Shellworks designers’ collective recycles seafood shells to make bioplastic, in order to reduce plastic use and waste.

Ocean Cleanup - From the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to design sunglasses

Ocean Cleanup

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Netherlands

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Ocean Cleanup has launched design sunglasses made from plastic removed from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Scan your rubbish on ECONIT to improve waste management and collection

ECONIT

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Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovak Republic

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In 2017 JRK Waste management introduced an intelligent data system (ECONIT) to reduce the high quantities of mixed municipal waste in Czechia. The programme asks residents to scan their rubbish with QR codes. Information on the quantity and types of waste produced is then used by the local waste management agencies to improve collection and recycling rates.

Teemill's circular supply chain: from cotton seed to t-shirt, nothing is wasted!

Teemill

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United Kingdom

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The company Teemill produces t-shirts from organic cotton. They are designed to be sent back to the company when they are worn out.

Splosh: Household products in reusable, refillable containers

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United Kingdom

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Splosh sells its range of products – from detergents and fabric softeners to shower gel and hand wash – in bottles that can be refilled from their concentrated refill pouches. Buying refills in these pouches cuts plastic waste by 95%.

Philips: Recycled plastics for brand-new coffee machines

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Netherlands

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Since 2010, Philips has been working on introducing recycled plastics into its product portfolio. The baseplate of Senseo Original coffee makers, the company’s most popular model, has been changed to 95% post-consumer recycled plastic.

SECONTRADE: The B2B platform for secondary raw materials

SECONTRADE

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Austria

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SECONTRADE is the first and largest European online market for secondary raw materials, launched in Austria in 2018. It digitalises waste management and enables the trade of recycled materials across Europe.

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