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A social cooperative fighting against the throwaway culture and exclusion

Treottouno

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Italy

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The Treottouno Social Cooperative of Forlì (Italy) is committed to the implementation of circular economy systems where everything can be recycled, both goods/waste and people.

OLTRECAFE': short circuit Italian pellets

Oltrecafé

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Italy

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Local coffee and wood production chain

Oltrecafé is the first company to produce Italian pellets from coffee grounds. This kind of pellet generates more heat than wood and helps meet the strong demand in Italy for pellets meeting the criteria for sustainable heating. The company's method reduces waste production and increases recycling, while also producing clean and sustainable energy through a renewable resource.

Wallenius Water Innovation’s contribution to a circular economy: Using UV light to resist bacterial growth in metalworking fluids

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Sweden

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Wallenius Water Innovation is a Swedish clean-tech company that works with UV light to prevent bacterial growth in metalworking fluids. The non-toxic solution secures long-lasting process fluids without using hazardous biocides. In this way, fluids can more easily be reused in the installation rather than be disposed.

Recovery of HDPE products by Jcoplastic for recycling and transformation in secondary raw materials

Jcoplastic

Post consumer High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) products are bought back, disassembled after cleaning and sanitation process, and then shredded by Jcoplastic. The secondary raw material obtained is analysed and characterised, then extruded for reusing in a new production cycle.

Life Is.ECO or how to recycle bitumen-polymer membranes and glass-fiber-based insulating material

Life Is.ECO

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Italy

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The Life Is.ECO project was aimed to create and implement an integrated system for the treatment of production waste and obsolescences of bitumen-polymer membranes and insulating mineral based on glass fiber, for their recycling and reintroduction in their respective production processes.

Urban Wood - making the most of urban trees

Legno Urbano

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Italy, Switzerland
Switzerland / Italy

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Legno Urbano is an innovative project developed in Italy to promote wood recovery from trees which are felled in urban areas because of their age, their instability or spatial planning needs.

Lavandula reuses agro-food by-products to provide added value for cosmetics

Lavandula

The Lavandula project focuses on using agro-food by-products to produce active ingredients used in cosmetics.

MontECOlino's carpet recovery from trade fairs

MontECOlino

MontECOlino has always had a keen interest in the environmental impact of its products. It has developed a carpet management system for the exhibition industry that recovers the carpet after use and transforms it into a new raw material for use in other sectors, in line with the circular economy concept.

Inspired by its urban surroundings, Barcelona Rugs upcycles scraps to create mosaics of rugs

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Spain

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In their collection named Trencadís, Barcelona Rugs uses spare scraps from various materials of high quality to create unique rugs.

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