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During a pilot study to decolour drinking water, Vitens discovered that the perceived waste stream removed actually contained humic acids and table salt. Vitens searched for a method to reduce the
Inashco was founded in the Netherlands in 2008 to offer a unique patented technology developed by the Technical University of Delft for recovering and up-grading fine non-ferrous metals from munici
Fruitleather Rotterdam is currently developing a new, eco- friendly process that converts leftover fruits into durable, leather-like material.
A small Brussels-based brewery, the Brussels Beer Project, teamed up with Atelier Groot Eiland, a nonprofit focused on employment and education, to collect leftover
In a newly published framework from the IWA: Water Utility Pathways in a Circular Economy, transitionary pathways for utilities are described, that position them as engines for sustainable growth.
Ecopneus in collaboration with Matrec has a catalogue of products that are made through the recovery and reuse of end-of-life tyres. Each product and powder / granule of the catalog is presented wi
The Biological House was created by a multidisciplinary team involving more than 40 partners, including Copenhagen-based design firm Een TIl Een, sustainable architecture firm GXN, wood-treatment c
Tjeerd Veenhoven has created innovative uses for discarded tulip petals from the 800,000 flower heads that are discarded annually per hectare.
Terracycle is a United States company founded in 2001 by a first year student at Princeton University.
Urban Rigger was designed and developed by Kim Loudrup and Bjarke Ingels in the summer 2016 in Copenhagen, as the first in a potential fleet of floating, mobile, sustainable dwellings, for students
The Edmonton Reuse Centre accepts a huge variety of items which it makes available to organisations and individuals for them to use.
Enviro-Grow is a green, social enterprise committed to creating innovative eco-friendly products, packaging and promotional concepts that make a tangible, sustainable difference to our planet and o
A Zeeland-based company uses plant waste in an innovative way to produce sustainable, biodegradable egg cartons (and other products), which are already found on the
RotterZwam uses coffee bean waste that is typically thrown away to grow gourmet mushrooms.
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Schut Papier has developed a paper made of waste agricultural fibres. ‘Valorise’ is made of remnants of tomato and pepper plants, which become waste after the fruit has been harvested.
Knowaste has been researching and developing waste treatment technology for processing absorbent hygiene products since the 1990's.
Friesland Campina forged an alliance with Omrin, Wageningen University, and Royal HaskoningDHV to identify the valorisation opportunities of manure.
Toast Ale is the UK's first bread to beer ale, using surplus bread that would otherwise be thrown away by bakeries, delis, and sandwich makers.
Orange Fiber is an Italian startup which has created textile fibres made of 100% citrus juice by-products.
Rainforest Connection is an organisation that aims to stop illegal logging and poaching.
In collaboration with The Real Junk Food Project (a network of 'pay as you feel' cafes), Northern Monk Brew Co. have developed a zero waste beer.
Adidas partnered with Parley for the Oceans to develop shoes made from 95% ocean plastic.
CellsUnited has developed a high purity protein supplement from wastes from the fish processing sector.
EarthBaby provides a compostable diaper service for the San Francisco Bay Area.
Squarry is a project by the Better Future Factory to recycle plastic into tiles.
Econova AB engages in processing and recycling waste products such as sludge from wastewater treatment plants and transforms them into usable products in a closed-loop cycle; producing and supplyin
For the foundation “Kinderparadijs Meidoorn”, 2012Architecten designed a new playground using five discarded rotor blades from wind turbines.
The steel industry creates huge amounts of waste, approximately 700kg for every tonne of crude steel produced.
Toost is made from unsold bread from the Amsterdam bakery Brood. In the brewing process, part of malt is replaced by this toasted bread, or toast, preventing the bread from being thrown away.
OCAP stands for Organic Carbondioxide for Assimilation of Plants.
Designer Tobias Juretzek develops rememberme furniture for Casamania.
A new concept for processing redundant fibreglass and composite industry waste, christened CompoCycle, has been developed by two German companies, Zajons and Holcim (Deutschland) AG.
Black Bear has developed a highly innovative process enabling the recovery of high quality carbon black from waste tires, thereby providing a sustainable solution for a problematic waste stream and
Rothy's uses an innovative 3D knitting process to give new life to old plastic water bottles. Rothy’s 3D fiber is made from 100% recycled water bottles.
WasteBoards is part of The Plastic Whale family. The company makes skateboards out of plastic waste.
To ensure that Schmitz Cargobull’s lorry curtains have a life after the road, Freitag, a Swiss handbag manufacturer, is advising on what colour they should be. As part of the project, DLL brought t
Kalundborg Symbiosis of Denmark is a public-private alliance for converting waste materials from its member companies into the raw production materials for others.
A European project (SLASORB), tested if metal slag can be used as filter media to remove phosphorus from wastewater for the first time in Europe.
Qmilk has developed a technology for the production of textile fibers from the milk protein casein. The textile fiber is used in the following areas: clothing, home textiles, technical applications
This research paper outlines the various possibilities for the reuse of leftover bread.
The first ever Scottish beer to be made from leftover bread has been created using unsold morning rolls in a bid to reduce food waste in Glasgow.
Mestic® uses cow manure to generate new sustainable raw materials that can be used by the manufacturing industry.
Nappies and other hygiene waste are processed with green waste through a HotRot composting unit until pathogens are eliminated and that the full composting process is complete.
The Byfusion process converts 100% plastic waste of all types into an alternative building material called RePlast.