Towards a circular economy: tracing products made from recycled plastic composites reinforced with fibre glass
The main aim of the CIR-ECO project is to qualify workers that will participate in the repairing, refurbishing and recycling of discarded equipment in Household Appliance Sector, through the definition of a New Professional Profile, the development of Training Curriculum and training modules and the creation of a Virtual Environment.
Mobilising Institutional Learning for Better Exploitation of Research and Innovation for the Circular Economy: The new EC Circular Economy Strategy aims a "closing the loop" of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use, to bring benefits for society, environment and economy. Closing the loop of materials streams poses many challenges to research and innovation: increasing durability, reparability and recyclability of products (Extended Producer Responsibility), improving waste management and resource efficiency in industrial sectors, fostering industrial symbiosis and remanufacturing.
Over the recent years it has become clear that an essential requisite for future growth and competitiveness in the European agro-food industry are not only the investments in global network of commodities and distribution channels but also to extend the paradigm of sustainability in the food processing from the big corporations to the SMEs.
The project Introducing SMEs to eco-design measures through EEN (IMAGEEN) has the objectives to enhance the competitiveness of SME in the food and beverages industry, both directly and indirectly through the value chain, by the promotion of eco-design in Europe and to enable the Europe Enterprise Network to permanently deliver eco-design services in the food and beverages industry to SME in Europe.
The project Promotion of the Recycling of Industrial Waste and Building Rubble for the Construction Industry.
PROCEED - PROmotion and coordination of environmental research in Central and Eastern Europe for a sustainable Development
At production of formaldehyde based adhesives as well as wood-based panels (WBP) in the past decades, many changes occurred, that led to significantly lower emissions.
The project Greening Business through the Enterprise Europe starts from the need to improve the environmental performances of SMEs in Europe.
The project »Reducing fresh water consumption in high water volume consuming industries by recycling AOP-treated effluents« will provide information about water qualities which can be achieved by AOP-treatment and subsequent biological stage.
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