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Refarmed: using buildings’ residual heat and biowaste to support rooftop greenhouses

reFARMED

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Denmark

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Refarmed uses the concept of ‘building integrated agriculture’. High-impact buildings (meaning they produce a lot of waste and excess heat) are equipped with rooftop greenhouses which turn all that waste into value - to support low-impact food production.

ConnectedBin: Artificial intelligence and Internet of Things for smart waste management

ConnectedBin logo

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Bulgaria

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ConnectedBin has developed a waste container solution using artificial intelligence to identify waste types and sort them properly. The Internet of Things system reports on waste types and amounts, making waste collection more efficient.

Residuos do Nordeste: an education and awareness campaign on the circular economy

Residuos do Nordeste

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Portugal

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Residuos do Nordeste, an intermunicipal waste management company based in North-Eastern Portugal, is running an education and awareness-raising campaign called "Educar para uma Economia Circular" related to the top of the waste management hierarchy: prevention.

Studio Thomas Vailly's flower power: how to make leather and glue from sunflowers

Studio Thomas Vailly

Studio Thomas Vailly's project makes use of what is left of the sunflower crop to produce innovative materials.

TailoredTile reinvents wall decoration

TailoredTile

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Portugal

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TailoredTile creates decorative tile pieces completely made of recovered plastic. The company also promotes circular economy by accepting used tilegrams in exchange of purchase discounts, as this material can be crushed and shaped more than once.

Sonae Arauco: Sustainable wood-based panels made from wood industry by-products

Sonae Arauco logo

Sonae Arauco is a wood-based panel producer that contributes to the circular economy through the recovery of wood waste. It has developed a close value chain that reuses and recycles the wood residues generated during the production process. 

The Manhattan pop-up bistro made from 100% recyclable materials

Pop-up bistro

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Finland

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For New York's design week, NYCxDESIGN in May 2018, the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York invited chefs from the Helsinki-based Restaurant Nolla to bring their zero waste food philosophy to New York. The temporary bistro was built on themes of circular economy, new material innovations and sustainable design. 

eCO2blocks: making construction materials from industrial waste, water not fit for drinking and CO2

Cement blocks

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Portugal

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eCO2blocks creates an alternative – or a complementary material – to cement by producing building blocks made from industrial waste and water which is not fit for drinking.

Da Vide: reducing CO2 emissions when producing paper, paints and pens from by-products of grapevines

Da Vide project

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Portugal

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In the Douro Valley of Portugal, the research and development project Da Vide has created a range of products using grapevine residues – from paper to pens – avoiding the use of plastics and wood and using agricultural waste as a resource.

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.

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