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Slovenia - shop without packaging

Ljubljana’s Reuse Centre features the Bert vending machine, which sells organic cleaning supplies, shampoos, several varieties of vinegar and oil to customers who bring their own (reuseable) packaging.

2019-04-01 more »

Czech Republic - ECONIT - municipality without waste

Czech JRK Waste management found the way to reduce high quantities of mixed municipal waste, by introducing intelligent system of records (ECONIT).

2018-12-10 more »

Denmark - OMNIA Suite grid platform

In Jutland nine independent energy, heating and water companies have created a common OMNIA data platform that allows technicians to read and manage all meters simultaneously. The obtained data is selected, visualized and analyzed, which allows detecting and removing water, energy and heat leaks. The intelligent system allows to optimize operations and maintain infrastructure.

2018-12-10 more »

USA - AirCarbon, environmentally friendly bioplastic

The American company Newlight Technologies has developed a technology to capture CO2 and methane from air for the production of AirCarbon bioplastic. The new plastic, which consists of 40% oxygen from the air and 60% from coal and hydrogen, can replace in industry traditional plastic made from oil and other fossil fuels.

2018-12-10 more »

USA - ecoATM Gazelle for electronics

EcoATM Gazelle from California offers customers a simple way to quickly sell unwanted electronics. Customers can do it online or by going to the nearest ecoATM kiosk, which looks like a detached ATM. Recycling machines are set up in shopping centers and supermarkets in Louisville, Boston and San Diego.

2018-12-10 more »

Sweden - City running on biofuel

Kristianstad, the capital of the Skane province, with 81,000 inhabitants, has been effectively using biogas to produce electricity and heat, and to drive cars and buses. The city authorities, Krinowa Science Park, Kristinastad University and farmers, residents work together on this circular project. The municipal company Kristianstad Biogas manufactures biofuels in three plants.

2018-11-29 more »