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XLRecicling: recovery solution for your plastic films

XL recycling offers a high value-added recovery solution for your plastic films: implementation of balers, attractive valorization and recycling in Europe with reintegration in premium packaging. XL Recycling is now a European recycler certified according to EuCertPlast standards.     This certification body, funded by the European Commission, sets high standards for quality, traceability and environmental impact for plastics recyclers to determine better recycling practices.   Our solutions As an expert in polyethylene film recycling, XL Recycling provides solutions to optimize its recovery, from your production lines, to its transformation in our plants.   Your waste circuit in the XL Recycling loop   Our approach   Sorting at source Sorting waste directly on the production site is at...

KROWN.BIO: Products made of mycelium and agricultural waste

Mycelium is the network of mushroom roots. This Mycelium acts as a natural glue that can bind a biomass together. The magic process We 3D print our reusable moulds with a renewable biopolymer, and we can shred and reprint them over and over again in-house. These moulds are filled with local agricultural waste, a little water and mycelium that binds it all together. We only have to wait for the structure to grow and gain its strength, which takes around a week. Once it’s full-grown and dried, it turns into a structural, stable and renewable product. And: at the end of it’s useful life our products can be used...

GARÇON WINES

Wine Packaging for a Sustainable 21st Century World Traditional round, glass wine bottles have remained relatively unchanged for the past two centuries. These bottles are fragile, heavy and spatially inefficient; they are no longer fit for purpose in a world that’s facing a climate crisis. One Californian study shows that 51% of a bottle of wine’s carbon footprint results from packaging and transport.1 Garçon Wines’ solution is eco, flat wine bottles that are made of 100% pre-existing PET plastic, not single-use plastic, creating a demand for plastic that’s already in circulation, helping to mitigate against it ending up as waste in landfill or litter in our...

ENVIRONMENTAL WAVES – Wastewater Treatment with a Nature-based solution

The Waves Floating System can be applied in the retrofit of conventional Constructed Wetlands, avoiding the costs associated with the removal, transport and deposition of the contaminated substrate. In a retrofit the Waves Floating System also manages to improve the treatment parameters, increasing the life time of Constructed Wetland and definitively eliminate the clogging problem....

BARBOSA & ALMEIDA – Energy efficiency improvements and CO2 emissions reduction

As a result of the continuous improvement of natural gas consumption efficiency and the consistent utilization of cullet in the melting process, BA has been able to continuously reduce the CO2 emissions in its production process, saving over 85 000 ton of CO2 emissions in the last 5 years, the equivalent to the yearly emissions of over 20 000 cars....

FUTURE – the 100.000 trees project

To date, 174 hectares have been planted and 106,019 native trees have been installed. 49 areas in the Porto Metropolitan Area, with tourism and leisure purpose, were valorised. Thousands of citizens participate (16,776 volunteer participations that resulted in 54,340 volunteer hours). The planted trees (when adults) will remove 9,877 tonnes of Carbon per year, as well as 55 tonnes of air pollutants (CO, O3, NO2, SO2, PM2.5), while helping to prevent rainwater drainage, optimizing rainwater management in urban areas and soil water in rural contexts. The economic value of these three ecological services offered by the trees already planted is € 2.15 million....

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