Waste recycling
&
Alternatives

    Europe generates large amounts of waste. The annual production of waste in the EU amounts to 2.5 billion tons, or 5 tons per capita, including 200 kg of hazardous waste. The waste is composed by:

  • nearly 60% is mineral and soil wastes linked to construction and demolition activities

  • 30% are products of economic activities: industries, agriculture, trade and services

  • 10% are municipal waste, in other words, waste collected by municipal services, which is essentially domestic waste (households), waste from small businesses and public institutions (hospitals, schools, etc. ). This represents around half a ton per inhabitant per year with differences depending on the country: 759 kg in Denmark; 272 kg in Poland; 511 kg in France.

  Poor waste management contributes to climate change and air pollution. This directly affects many ecosystems and many species. In addition, it also causes visual pollution. Plastic is the most common waste. Failures in the collection system, losses and incivility lead to the transfer of plastic waste to the natural environment.

   It is important to recover this waste, considering it as a resource and recycling it or giving it a second life. Also, it is necessary to resolve the problem at the source and reduce the production of plastic. It is essential to find substitute materials that are healthier for the environment.

 
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Bayonne

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Scale

Scale is a company specializing in the manufacture of alternatives to plastic using the scalite which is a material from the sea. It is an abundant, renewable and little valued material designed based on fish scale which is a co-product from fishing. It is a 100% biodegradable, recyclable, environmentally friendly material that requires little energy and water in its transformation process and which allows the creation of a new circular economy in the fishing industry.

Local

Ecology

Innovation

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Laloubère

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Embelium

Embellium is a company specializing in the manufacture of natural vegetable packaging. It is used to replace cellular plastic for product protection and insulation. This packaging is made from fibers of agricultural origin and myselium harvested in the South West. It is additive-free, compostable, reusable and 100% vegetable. In addition, it offers interesting performances such as impact resistance, non-flammability as well as sound and thermal insulation.

Innovation

Local

Sustainability

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Zaragoza

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FOODYPLAST

The Aragón Engineering Research Institute (I3A), and more specifically the GUIA group, of analytical chemistry, is proposing this project whose main objective is to support the innovation effort of the agri-food sector: production of an innovative material (a food plastic) whose additives will be natural (and for some with origin in local agriculture) without migration, odorless and completely recyclable in terms of food packaging.

Innovation

Sustainability

Ecology

Economy

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Oeiras

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Ponto Verde

They are a private not-for-profit body with a mission for a sustainable future: to promote the selectivecollection, take back and recycling of packaging waste in Portugal. They organize and manage the take-back and recovery of packaging through the Integrated Packaging Waste Management System (SIGRE) - the Green Dot system.

Sustainability

Ecology

Economy

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Medolago

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Greenwich

Greenwich provides advice for obtaining Leed, Breeam and Well Certifications; carries out product quality controls for the main plastic packaging waste recovery platforms in Italy; offers accurate analysis of Environmental and Safety Due Diligence in the various managerial and industrial sectors and strategic consultancy in Environmental Communication and Green Positioning.

Ecology

Sustainability

Innovation

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Pontedera 

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Revet

Revet collects, selects and sends for recycling 5 materials such as plastics, aluminum, steel, glass and polylaminates. has developed Ecomat slabs, a material derived from the recycling of spent pomace, used to create school desks, container flooring, building and furnishing panels

Sustainability

Innovation

Ecology

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Biarritz

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Hoopal

Hoopal is a company specializing in the manufacture of recycled clothing. This company promotes local production because they are mostly made in France. The materials are selected so that they are always recycled, organic, local, natural or recyclable. As a result, it recovers cotton from production scraps, clothing recycled in local collectors, polyester from recycled plastic bottles and lots of other recycled materials mainly from France and Portugal.

Local

Sustainability

Ecology

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Bordeaux

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Plastic Odyseey

Plastic Odyssey is an association which develops low-tech and open-source technologies for recycling plastics on a human scale: sorting, crushing and recycling for the creation of new objects and pyrolysis of plastics for the manufacture of fuels. The association is preparing a 3-year expedition around the world to promote its technologies and raise awareness about waste recycling. On board their autonomous catamaran propelled by fuel resulting from the pyrolysis of plastics found at each stage, the members of Plastic Odyssey wish to support populations in projects on a human scale.

Social & solidarity

Ecology

Sustainability

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Vila Real

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Spawnfoam

Their products after their original application can be reused for organic fertilization of soils or incorporated into new biocomposites. All the products combine natural elements: organic and agroforestry residues and an organic adhesive material. Their ecofriendly, cost effective and 100% biodegradable, contributing to the environmental sustainability, decarbonization ant ecological footprint reduction.

Ecology

Sustainability

Economy

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Faenza

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Caviro Extra

Caviro Extra leads innovation in the research and development of quality ingredients and high added value products deriving from the enhancement of waste products from the Italian agri-food industry. Cavirio Extra has become a main supplier of ingredients, semi-processed products and services for leading companies in the pharmaceutical, food, beverage and agronomic sectors.

Economy

Ecology

Sustainability

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Grisignano di Zocco

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Veneto Green Cluster

Veneto Green Cluster is a Regional Innovative Network that brings together the best excellences in the field of waste enhancement, involving industrial sectors oriented to green business and companies committed to reducing the environmental impact of their production processes and of its products (green production). The main objective is to create the foundations of a virtuous system supported by a shared IT platform

Local

Sustainability

Ecology

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Milano

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MAPEI

MAPEI has developed Re-CON ZERO EVO, an innovative additive that makes it possible to transform the returned concrete (part of the concrete that is returned to the concrete mixer) into a granular material that can be completely reused for the production of new concrete, instead of disposing of it. as a refusal

Ecology

Sustainability

Innovation

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Sévignacq

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Ar-Val (Ceres Groupe)

Ar-Val is a company created in 2000 specializing in the treatment and recovery of waste. They design and develop sustainable solutions, increasingly efficient and innovative processes to support local authorities and private operators in the face of the imperatives of this new circular economy. Through the range of its expertise in sorting, recycling, recovery and its complete range of turnkey solutions, tools and maintenance management, Ar-Val is today the French leader and second European operator in the treatment and waste recovery.

Economy

Ecology

Innovation

Sustainability

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Zaragoza

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The "Alfonso Maíllo" Waste Technological Innovation Center (CIAM)

CIAM is the flagship of the URBASER company in the field of innovation that, since 2015, has become a world benchmark in the development of new technologies and processes for recycling and recovery of municipal and industrial waste. Through the European project SEALIVE, the environmental management company takes a further step in the circular economy by introducing biodegradable plastics to prevent and reduce marine and land pollution.

Innovation

Sustainability

Ecology

Economy

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Lisboa

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Mind the Trash

Mind The Trash is a Portuguese blog and online sales store of alternative products to plastic and unnatural products that currently exist on the market. Here, you will find tutorial videos, recommendations, discussions on topics related to sustainability and much more, in order to create awareness about alternative products and methods that can be used to reduce the waste we produce

Economy

Ecology

Sustainability

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Ferrara

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APM s.r.l.

APM quality and process control for the processing of polymer materials skills for the control and optimization of manufacturing processes, such as the extrusion of single-oriented and blown films, injection and rotational molding and the production of polymer blends and applications with monomers and polymers deriving from renewable resources.

Ecology

Sustainability

Innovation

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Montale

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3C filati

3C filati deals with the production of carded yarns of wool and recycled wool blends, which can even reach 100% recycled fibers, meeting high quality standards and, in particular, for the innovative approach of sorting the fabrics to be recycled. based on affinity with the desired color tones. The selection by chromatic batches allows to avoid coloring treatments, with consequent water and energy savings, as well as chemicals for dyeing

Ecology

Sustainability

Innovation

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Adria

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EVERGREEN RECYCLE

Italian company leader in the sector of incentive eco compactors, through an innovative business model that combines green and sharing economy, from expertise in pre-sales, to sales consultancy and after-sales assistance, you can rely on EVERGREEN RECYCLE for the best eco compactors incentives

Ecology

Sustainability

Innovation

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