Product-Life-Cycle

eco innovations in this sector focus on the ecological and carbon footprint and the environmental life-cycle assessment of a product.

Innovation: New Sustainable Concepts And Processes For Optimization And Upgrading Municipal Wastewater And Sludge Treatment

Last update: 12.10.2013
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Results of Neptune will be used to reduce environmental impact while at the same time reducing overall costs of the environmental protection. New analytical tools for micropollutants detection will enable better management of the whole effluent toxicity. By comparing existing as well as new technologies developed within Neptune, using LCA, [...]

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Innovation: Development And Demonstration Of Best Practices To Design And Produce Sustainable Commercial Bags

Last update: 09.10.2013
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The ECOFLEXOBAG project aims to reduce the negative environmental impact of commercial bags during their entire life-cycle. Its main objective is to develop and demonstrate an innovative methodology that will help manufacturers – particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – to design and produce environmentally sustainable bags. ECOFLEXOBAG project concluded [...]

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Innovation: FENIX TOOL: a comprehensive on-line tool for evaluating packaging waste management options in Spain and Portugal

Last update: 06.09.2013
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It is an ad-hoc software tool for evaluating alternative scenarios for the management of post-consumer packaging waste, enabling the selection of more sustainable waste management practices, in accordance with the current European policy principles. The tool is intended to be used directly by the local municipalities and waste management entities [...]

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Innovation: European Business And Biodiversity Campaign

Last update: 05.09.2013
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The Campaign consisted of a wide range of awareness raising and information actions. In total about 200 events and presentations have been realized and more than 500.000 people were reached by approaching the private sector and stakeholders: 1. Biodiversity Advocates from the private sector promoting business and biodiversity via taster [...]

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Innovation: Sustainable Strategies For The Improvement Of Seriously Degraded Agricultural Areas: The Example Of Pistachia Vera L.

Last update: 25.07.2013
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The project is still in progress. For the moment, composting experiments are carried out and the optimum ratio of raw materials and pistachio wastes has been identified. Next step is the use of compost for vegetables and pistachio trees cultivation, as well as quality tests of the produced compost. Soil [...]

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Innovation: NEED4B - New Energy Efficient Demonstration For Buildings

Last update: 16.07.2013
Demo
The overall objective of the project is to develop a new replicable methodological approach for designing, constructing and operating very low energy new buildings. This methodology will be validated and enriched by the experience gathered in several demonstration buildings to be constructed in 5 European countries. The variety of typologies [...]

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Innovation: Assessment And Improvement Of The Urban Water Cycle Eco-Efficiency Using LCA And LCC

Last update: 14.07.2013
Pre-Demo
Expected results: - A demonstrated common methodology for assessing the eco-efficiency of the urban water life cycle, including quantifiable indicators; - A user-friendly tool for non-expert life-cycle eco-efficiency assessments; - A life-cycle inventory database for urban water cycles; - Recommendations of case-specific best practices to improve the eco-efficiency of urban [...]

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Innovation: Development Of Life-Cycle E-Tools For Improving The Environmental Performance Of European Graphic SMEs

Last update: 14.07.2013
Demo
The eTool will be based on the European Printing Eco-indicators System and on current best practice. Its implementation by European SMEs will help to: 1. Improve the environmental performance of European graphics SMEs throughout their production life-cycle; 2. Ensure sustainable management and use of natural resources and waste; 3. Reduced [...]

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