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Distribution d’eau; assainissement, gestion des déchets et dépollution

CIA: putting coffee husks to good use

Reuse and valorisation of coffee peels

The Italian company CIA has found that the most appropriate way to reuse coffee husks is as a fertiliser and soil conditioner by composting them in organic farms.

Recovering critical fertilisers such as phosphorus from sludge treatment

How to recover phosphorus through the agricultural use of digestate produced by co-digestion of sewage sludge and other organic waste.

RETEX Panels: construction materials made from recycled waste

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Estonia

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RETEX products are the first ones in the market that utilise textile, plastic and rubber waste from the construction industry on a large scale. The panels are made of shredded textile waste that has been pressed and bonded together using a proprietary manufacturing process and are designed to replace various types of wood-based construction panels.

The Waste Transformers: Turning food waste into valuable resources on-site

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The Waste Transformers transforms organic (food) waste in an anaerobic digester called a Waste Transformer housed in 20-foot shipping containers into clean energy, water and high-grade fertiliser whilst also upcycling the waste into new raw materials for paper, textiles or soaps. They do this all on-site where the waste is produced. No transport, no CO2.

Ligeti Bolt: a packaging-free shop

Ligeti Bolt

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Hungary

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Liegi Bolt is a packaging-free grocery shop in Budapest. The shop does not sell any products in plastic wrapping or packaging and so customers buy exactly the amount they need.

Veolia and Knauf: transforming glass waste into mineral wool

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Veolia and Knauf have established a partnership to collect, process and transform waste glass into mineral wool for use as an insultating material.

Ressourcerie Namuroise, a cooperative collecting, recycling and reusing waste

Bulky waste

The Ressourcerie Namuroise in Belgium provides collection and processing services for bulky household waste, while also helping people with scant marketable skills to break into the labour market. In 2017, the cooperative established a partnership with Namur's waste management authority, which enabled municipalities to outsource the collection of bulky items with a view to their reuse.

Thanks to Eco Veneta, construction and demolition waste goes back to construction sites for a new adventure

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Italy

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Eco Veneta specialises in the collection and recycling of waste from construction and demolition sites in the Italian provinces of Verona, Vicenza, Padova and Rovigo.

ecoBirdy: Children’s furniture made from recycled plastic toys

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Belgium

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EcoBirdy has come up with a way to recycle mixed plastics, and then uses the resulting material to make recyclable children's furniture.

Refind's Battery Refund machine: old batteries in, coupons for new batteries out

Battteries

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Sweden

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Coop Norway, Energizer and Swedish Refind Technologies have come up with a battery refund machine. People can drop off dead household batteries and walk away with coupons to put towards the price of new batteries.

Aerocircular: upcycling end-of-life aircraft parts

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Aerocircular provides green, service-only, economical end-of-life aircraft recycling and upcycling services to fleet owners.

Herning and DFD do their bit to keep useable clothes in use

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The partnership between Herning and DFD has led to a new circular business model for the work clothing used by the municipality’s technical operations department.

Marealis: peptides harvested from discarded prawn shells help fight high blood pressure

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EU, Other (Norway)

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Marealis uses discarded prawn shells from the seafood industry to make a natural supplement that can lower blood pressure.

Purrot: A self-cleaning vibrating Rotor-filter to separate manure or treat waste water

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PURROT is a filter  that can mechanically separate organic matter and nutrients from liquid, without using chemicals.

Circular Soap in Park Split Hotel, Croatia

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Croatia

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The Croatian project titled "Responsible Business for a Clean World" involves collecting unused soap in hotels and sending it to a soap factory, where it is cleaned, sterilised and recycled into new soap products, which are then offered back to customers at the hotel.

Purified Metal: Responsible processing of contaminated steel scrap into high-quality raw material

EIT

Purified Metal Company can responsibly process contaminated steel scrap into a high-quality raw material.

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