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University of Coimbra: using natural flocculants from waste eucalyptus wood to treat wastewater

University of Coimbra

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Portugal

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A team of researchers from the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC) has developed an innovative wastewater treatment technique using natural flocculants extracted from waste eucalyptus wood.

Using walnut waste to control plant parasites

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Portugal

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A team of researchers from the research centre CIEPQPF and the CFE of the University of Coimbra has developed an innovative application for recovered waste from walnut fruit: compounds with a “nematocidal” effect have been extracted that can control plant-parasitic nematodes affecting a wide range of species.

Fibrenamics and LREC-Azores: Circular economy project for the civil construction sector in the Azores

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Ambiente_Sregional is a circular economy project for the civil construction sector in the Azores, developed jointly by Fibrenamics, the international platform of the University of Minho, and the Regional Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LREC-Azores).

SEAclic: Resource-saving packaging for temperature-sensitive foods from Storopack

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Germany, Other (Worldwide)

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SEAclic is a project developed by the German company Storopack, which has created a packaging technology suitable for temperature-sensitive food products, such as fish. The bio-based version of the Storopack SEAclic Box is made from a new, compostable plastic. 

O.T.A.: making unisex shoes from recycled tyres

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On the Asphalt (O.T.A) is a French brand that has developed sustainable and eco-friendly unisex sneakers made of recycled tyres and leather scraps from a glove factory.

The start-up Yoyo offers a behavioural-change programme for recycling

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France

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Yoyo is a French start-up that has developed an innovative behavioural change approach to enhance recycling in communities.

Boat cruises on the Seine river go electric with Paris Yacht Company

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France

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French company Seine Alliance repurposes EV batteries from cars to power boats for cruises on the river.

Fraunhofer IAP and re:newcell join forces to convert old cotton clothing into a mass manufacturing fibre

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The company re:newcell, together with a group of scientist from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP), have developed a technique that transforms recycled cotton into viscose rayon fibre, which is a suitable material for mass manufacturing.

Salomon: creating a fully circular running shoe

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France

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Salomon is a French company that has developed a running shoe that is 365º sustainable. This shoe has been designed to be 100% recycled easily.

Econooc beehive made from mushroom and plastic waste

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Ireland

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Econooc is a no-effort conservation beehive made from mycelium and other repurposed/sustainable materials. 

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