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'Recycle your shoes, repave your way': from worn out sneakers to renewed play and sports areas

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Esosport was founded in 2009, by a small group of avid sports people, wanting to find a better use for old sports shoes than simply being thrown away.
Indeed, once they have exhausted their support and performance potential, recycled sport shoes provide a secondary raw material with interesting characteristics for flooring in sports facilities.

Recovinyl- Stimulating and encouraging the use of recycled PVC

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Recovinyl is an initiative by the European PVC value-chain aimed at facilitating PVC waste collection and recycling under the Voluntary Commitments of Vinyl 2010 and VinylPlus®.

Recovinyl’s target is to stimulate and certify the recycling of 800,000 tonnes of PVC waste by 2020 as one of the challenges set in the VinylPlus Voluntary Commitment.

WREP 2018 improved PVC collection and recycling from Venice construction and demolition projects

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WREP (Waste REcycling Project) 2018 was a pilot project by the Italian PVC forum designed to improve the collection and recycling of polyvynil chloride in Venice. This pilot forms part of a wider, 3-year project to increase recycling of post-use PVC, and focused on the demolition and recycling sectors in particular. 

Getting suppliers involved to better assess circularity throughout the value chain: a project by ENEL

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To support ENEL’s transition towards a circular economy, its Global Procurement department aims to achieve a detailed understanding of the flows of its materials (components, environmental impact and recyclability of final products) through the EDP project, which involves its suppliers' commitment.

Compaction of EPS reduces its storage and transport costs, reducing pre-recycling burden for the industry

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Compaction of expanded polystyrene reduces its storage and transportation costs before being sent for recycling. A compaction plant, owned by AIPE, is given for free to member firms to use.

Futur-E: 23 Italian thermoelectric power plants will get a new life, in consultation with local stakeholders and communities

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Enel is a prominent energy actor in Italy. As a result of its investment in renewable energy, 23 obsolete thermoelectric power plants and one mining area are to be decommissioned.
The Futur-E project aims to reconvert these outdated plants into local facilities satisfying criteria of innovation, social, environmental and economic sustainability.

Mercato Circolare - a smartphone app searching for circular economy products, services and events

Free-of-charge smartphone app to search for circular economy products, services and events. 

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