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A new life for used or broken skateboards makes the rides more sustainable and supports the local community

CDIY products

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Lithuania

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The Lithuanian Commune DIY, a team of skateboarding professionals and enthusiasts, collects old, broken Canadian maple hardwood skateboards that have lost their original purpose and recycles them 100 %. The new products made of skateboards are sustainable, strong and have a new life span which is longer than the one of an average skateboard deck.

NP-bioTech: catalytic biostabilisation for a fast treatment of citrus pulp or sewage sludge into a rich biofertiliser

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Italy

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district; productive areas; supply chain

NP-bioTech uses a biocatalyst, adsorbed onto an inert material (catalytic substrate). This enables the accelerated fermentation of critical biomass (such as citrus pulp or sewage sludge), transforming it into a biostabilised and pasteurised material with excellent agronomic properties.

Hydro Ben: recovering oils and fats from wastewater in catering establishments

HYDRO BEN

The Hydro Ben project focuses on resource recovery for reuse in other industrial activities. It consists of recovering fatty substances from wastewater in professional catering facilities, by means of a special device which is placed under the sink.

remesh: social economy gives a second life to mesh banners and a better life for employees

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remesh is a socio-professional business workshop with an environmental impact. Most of its employees are women from disadvantaged background. The workshop is also providing a circular economy business model as they reuse advertising banners and meshes to make new products that are fashionable but sustainable.

educlick: a social and circular economy workshop from Romania

educlick

educlick is a social and circular economy workshop that brings positive social impact with an unique business model.

The Ecosynergy System: a Systemic Solution for Circular Economy

Ecosynergy System

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Slovenia

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The EcoSynergy System project tested a new economic framework of circular economy, food and nonfood producers, information and awareness of citizens, industry and education, ethical and environmental activities and new technologies.

OLEAF4VALUE: Olive leaf multi-product cascade based biorefinery

OLEAF4VALUE

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Spain

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The EU-funded OLEAF4VALUE project has set up a consortium of highly experienced partners to develop a valorisation system for the olive leaves biomass. The consortium will address all levels of the value chain: raw material, biorefining, post-extraction technologies, market validation and sustainability assessment.

Laboratorio Cartiera: leather and a social conscience!

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The Italian Cartiera is an ethical fashion workshop founded in Lama di Reno, Marzabotto in 2017 which makes leather and fabric items.

Believing strongly that work is an extraordinary tool for social inclusion, Cartiera offers paths for employment and integration of disadvantaged people, mainly refugees and asylum seekers.

Wegozero: mapping businesses with zero waste potential in Europe

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Netherlands

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The zero waste consultancy wegozero has mapped more than 1000 businesses with zero waste potential in four European cities. Its maps are available for a monthly subscription and aim to tell people which businesses in their city are sustainable and geared to circular thinking.

Re4circular: a new AI-based solution to improve the sorting and cataloguing of textile waste

Atelier Riforma started as a social economy startup with a pioneer marketplace for upcycled garments. Realising that the sorting and cataloguing of textile waste were too labour-intensive for industry standards, founders came up with the idea of developing an AI-based automated solution - called Re4circular - to create a digitized and truly efficient post-consumer clothing supply chain.

Ekofungi: Waste to taste

Ekofungi

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Other (Serbia)

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Ekofungi is a Serbian company that takes a 100% circular approach to mushroom cultivation. It has pioneered a technology for sustainable cultivation of edible mushrooms using recycled cellulose waste. Each year, Ekofungi grows 130 tons of mushrooms which are either sold fresh or dehydrated and mixed with other vegetables.

The 2021 Catalogue of circular initiatives in Navarra is now available!

Circular Navarre Catalogue 2021

The Circular Navarre Catalogue 2021 is an update of the first showcasing booklet published in 2020. This new edition includes 30 organisations - based on circular business models - in the Spanish Navarre region, looking for international cooperation.

The Babytheek: a library for baby supplies

Babytheek

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Belgium

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The Babytheek is a handy system for borrowing baby items during the first year of the baby’s life.

Ccrave: a circular lifestyle platform offering more than just the shopping experience

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Ccrave is a content and ecommerce platform all in one, with a focus on waste-based and zero-waste products in the home, fashion and lifestyle categories.

Staramaki – a straw made naturally from wheat

Staramaki wheat straw

“Staramaki” is a straw made of wheat. It is produced by a social cooperative KoinSep in Kilkis, northern Greece. The most widely produced local product wheat is used to create a viable eco-friendly alternative to single use plastic straws. At the same time they create employment opportunities and promote social cohesion, as well as local and regional development.

Marypup's upcycled rainwear

Marypup clothing

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Belgium

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Marypup recovers thousands of tents which have been thrown away and uses the fabric to make rainwear. This is upcycling: the waste is recovered, transformed and given a new life.

Community reuse center Baterkáren brings life to the circular economy principles

Baterkáren

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Slovak Republic

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Baterkaren's mission is to make sustainability (circular economy principles and associated environmental protection) accessible to the general public, in order to render communities capable to adapt as effectively as possible to the potential impacts of climate change in the area.

The Fabric Sales - an almost complete circular fashion powerhouse

At the Fabric Sales, a new model has been developed for repurposing and extending the life of designer fabrics.

Fortunale: thanks to 100% organic wool and natural dyes, these Italian sweaters combine high recyclability with style

Fortunale

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Italy

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Fortunale is entirely eco-friendly, and it is inspired by modern principles of circular economy: a Fortunale sweater is designed, from its origin, to be recycled at the end of its natural use until 80%, because it is made of pure wool, and this precious characteristic allows us to regenerate its fibers into new prime materials.

Urban Wood - making the most of urban trees

Legno Urbano

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Italy, Switzerland
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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.

From a broken umbrella to a flying kite: a social cooperative that reinterprets discarded objects

Lister

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Italy

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Textiles, clothing and leather

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The Lister Sartoria Sociale cooperative interprets the textile product in relation to the urban habitat, retracing its socio-economic transformations, memories, reworking its codes, styles and materials. Discarded objects, fabrics and garments are collected and reworked, crossing experimentation and traditional techniques.

RIUSO³ – Banco del riuso in Franciacorta

RIUSO3

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Italy

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Riuso³ – Banco del riuso in Franciacorta is a physical space above municipal level dedicated to a series of active policies geared towards conscious consumption and waste reduction through the exchange and recovery of goods.

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