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Eco-point incentive program In Japan

So as to encourage individuals to promote sustainable practices and environmentally conscious actions, an eco-point program implemented in Japan granted points to citizens taking environment-friendly actions. The campaign boosted the replacement demand in electronics stores, as consumers flock to accumulate Eco-points on purchases of eco-friendly home appliances.

Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA)

The Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) is a group of environmental professionals dedicated to working towards a world without waste through public education and practical application of Zero Waste principles. By disseminating knowledge and providing support to its members ZWIA is promoting the implementation of Zero Waste Principles in various aspects.

Increased recycling and reuse of advertisement material

AdVinylize is an innovative upcycling business that repurposes vinyl used in advertising into various useful products such as shoulder bags, wallets and shopping totes etc. and thus reduces landfilling of vinyl used in the advertisement industry

Running public transport vehicles on biodiesel from locally sourced waste cooking oil and promoting sustainable practices in urban mobility

The Big Lemon is a community interest company in the United Kingdom. The company operates fleets of public transport buses which run entirely on bio-diesel produced from waste cooking oil. 

Zero Waste Network

The Zero Waste Network (ZWN) is a group of environmental professionals dedicated to finding money-saving options for conserving natural resources. It works to identify pollution prevention options for large and small businesses as well as consumers by helping companies become more efficient.

Fertilisers from wastewater sludge

A European consortium developed a manufacturing process to exploit the nutrient potential of sewage sludge in agriculture, in the form of Organo-Mineral-Fertilisers (OMF).

Advanced sorting techniques for construction and demolition waste

The combination of near infrared detector, electromagnetic sensor and visible colour camera techniques allows to sort construction and demolition (C&D) waste with a level of purity that enables their recycling into high grade products.

A wood plastic composite with up to 95% recycled materials

Construction waste presents a high potential for recovery but few solutions are available today. Addressing this challenge, a finish company relied on its innovative conical extrusion process to develop a multilayer extrusion profile made of Wood Plastic Composite (WPC). This WPC can contain up to 95% recycled materials including Construction & Demolition waste. 

NanoPCM: High performance, low cost, nano-insulation foam with improved LCA

A high performance insulating foam has been developed for building applications by the NanoPCM project. The innovation lies in the encapsulation of Phase Change Materials (PCM) within a polymer matrix with addition of nano materials, the encapsulation being carried out via a zero-waste spray-drying process.

Designing clothes for the fashion sector using sustainable and recycled materials and promoting sustainable consumption

In fashion wear, conscious consumers are becoming increasingly interested in eco-design. Thus, clothes designed using upcycling techniques are at the centre of the company H&M’s sustainability strategy and marketing plan.   

Creation of useful products from waste textile materials in collaboration with corporations and textile designers

Worn Again is a textile upcycling start-up, which works with corporations to develop innovative ways for recycling textile waste and creating new valuable products from the recycled material.

International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)

The mission of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) is to promote and develop sustainable and professional waste management worldwide. By promoting the most appropriate technologies and practices available on the market, combining activitiesraising awareness and carrying out tailored training, the Association is promoting the sector of solid waste management.