Waste

Waste can be understood as an object the holder discards, intends to discard or is required to discard

Innovation: Sustainable Production of Functional and Safe Feed from Food Waste

Last update: 28.06.2014
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The transformation of fruit, vegetables, roots and dairy derivatives into animal feed and feed additives through cost-effective tools is the conceptual approach of the NOSHAN project. Food wastes are characterized for their nutritional potential, but also suitable technologies to stabilize them and convert them into suitable raw materials for bulk [...]

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Innovation: Review and Evaluation of WO&PR Management Methods, Techniques and Technologies

Last update: 14.02.2014
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The review of WOPR The desk research procedure was conducted by excessive internet use regarding data mining and subsequent studying of the relevant literature which includes technical books, professional, doctoral and postgraduate studies, scientific publications and formal public documents. The evaluation was expanded to all phases of petroleum waste and [...]

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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: Database Of Waste Management Technologies

Last update: 06.09.2013
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A specific database on waste treatment processes and recycling technologies, which is integrated in the FENIX software, has been developed under the FENIX project. The database is compatible with the International Life Cycle Database (ILCD), which is a common format to exchange inventory data among different LCA software tools and [...]

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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 Awareness Raising Campaign For An Environmentally Sustainable Olive Mill Waste Management

Last update: 04.09.2013
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The primary goal of the project LIFE Olèico + has been to raise the awareness among the olive industry operators of the environmental concern caused by the careless disposal of the olive waste, inducing them to adopt economic and environmental sustainable technologies. Although the project did not foreseen a direct [...]

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Innovation: A New Application Of Phytodepuration As A Treatment For The Olive Mill Waste Water Disposal

Last update: 03.09.2013
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The project successfully constructed a pilot artificial plant which proved capable of treating 60 m3 of waste water per year at an Italian olive oil mill. Waste effluent was fed from the production plant to a 200m2 phytoremediation pit area where it was either taken up by trees or evaporated [...]

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Innovation: Development Of New Agrotextiles From Renewable Resources And With A Tailored Biodegradability

Last update: 28.08.2013
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- Different ranges of biopolymer formulations were developed and evaluated for their processability in textile extrusion processes. Especially the PLA-based formulations show a good processability and different type of textile materials: staple fibre, monofilament, tapes and multifilament are produced with acceptable mechanical properties, creating opportunities for further industrial processing. Also [...]

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Innovation: Integrated Green Life-Cycle Management Of Waste Oils And Petroleum Residues

Last update: 27.08.2013
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ELINA addresses the integrated ‘green’ life-cycle management of WO&PR, a waste stream of sludge and/or liquid state substances consisting totally and/or partially of mineral oil, synthesized hydrocarbons (synthetic oils), oily residues from tanks, oil-water mixtures, emulsions and water solvent compounds. WO&PR are the largest petroleum derived waste stream and are [...]

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Innovation: New Biodegradable And Eco-Friendly Almond Shell Based Masterbatches For Traditional Sectors

Last update: 23.08.2013
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Expected results: The project aims to demonstrate reduced impact from plastics on the environment through: 1. New processes for achieving masterbatches using milled almond shell in high concentrations to use within biodegradable polymers; 2. Re-use of natural waste/renewable resource (520 tonnes/yr in Europe); 3. Integration of organic and inorganic pigments; [...]

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