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Urban Click

Urban Click

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Germany

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The project idea called Urban Click is focused on finding a solution to promote recycling and reuse of construction and demolition waste (CDW) within the construction sector in urban areas of Europe.

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.

Concular - Digital platform enabling circular construction

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Concular disrupts the construction industry by developing a circular process for material flow. The system is based on an AI-driven platform that matches buyers’ demand for construction material with suppliers’ circular materials.

Volvo Cars EV battery materials traceability

Circulor

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EU

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Volvo Cars commissioned Circulor to implement a technology-enabled traceability solution, to enable an end-to-end chain of custody to be constructed, initially for Cobalt and subsequently for Mica, with other materials being planned.

Circular economy approach to industrial wastewater

ZERO BRINE

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Belgium

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ZERO BRINE proposes a circular economy approach to reduce the negative impacts of brine from process industries and create economic value from the reuse of its constituents, such as sodium chloride, magnesium, calcium, sulphates, sodium bicarbonate, heat and fresh water.

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.

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.

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