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Working with Industrial Spaces to Exemplify Reuse - WISER LIFE

Challenging conventional thinking about how we live, inspiring thought about how we use our resources and stimulating behavioural change to achieve a sustainable society for all.

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Ireland

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The WISER project impacts positively upon behavioural change in relation to resource efficiency and reuse principles. Through its activities WISER raises awareness relating to resource consumption and waste generation building upon pilot project activities of the Rediscovery Centre that hosts 4 social enterprises (upcycling paints, furniture, fashion and bicycles). 

RCYCL

RCYCL addresses the re-use and recycling of bulky wastes through a holistic approach based on environmental, social and economic considerations

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Belgium

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The LIFE project RCYCL (LIFE99 ENV/B/000640) set up a scheme for the collection and reuse of bulky waste in municipalities of Belgium’s German-speaking community and the region of Verviers, under the auspices of a social enterprise.

Reuse and recycling of loading pallets

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Finland

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Every year, two million renovated pallets do another tour in serving the industry. Wooden pallets can be reused again and again, and eventually a worn-out pallet will be utilised as energy for heating.

New, innovative bioenergy products from paper &pulp mills’ sidestreams utilizing novel biogastechnology

EcoEnergySF Oy has a biogas plant in the area of Metsä Fibre Bioproduct Mill in Äänekoski, Finland. The biogas plant processes the wastewater slurries of the BioproductMill, and turn those into biogas for transportation, carbon dioxide for pulping process as well as fertilizers and solid biofuel for boiler plants.

Kinkkutemppu (Ham Trick)

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Finland

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The Ham trick (Kinkkutemppu in Finnish) is a consumer campaign that was organised in 2016 and 2017 in Finland during the Christmas period. The Ham trick is a cross-sectoral co-operation with Finnish companies and organizations. The aim of the campaign was to bring the concept of circular economy closer to consumers, to advise about recycling and at the same time avoiding that the drains were choked by excess fat.

Geocycle gives second life to C&DW through the cement manufacturing process

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Austria

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The cement industry and LafargeHolcim under the Geocycle brand, have developed strong expertise in coprocessing. This latter refers to the simultaneous recovery of energy and the recycling of mineral materials within one single industrial process: cement manufacturing. This waste treatment solution allows 100% of the material input to be recovered or recycled in the production process without any additional residue or impact on health and cement quality.

Giving plastic bottles a second life through “Bottle-to-Bottle” in Rostock

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Germany

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Every year in Rostock, Veolia converts 1 billion PET drinks bottles into so-called recyclate from which preforms/bottles can again be manufactured.

Turning coffee by-product into green energy

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Netherlands

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his joint venture is a successful and genuine example of a short circuit circular loop where Veolia and Jacobs Douwe Egberts developed a solution to use spent coffee grounds from the plant’s production process to produce steam.

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