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Recycled materials in wood plastic composites

A-plast makes products from sawdust, rice hulls and vegetable oil. The material, called WPC, or wood plastic composites, contains 70 percent recycled wood. It combines the lightness and robustness of plastic with the touch and feel of wooden surfaces.

A green performance at the opera

GöteborgsOperan (the Gothenburg Opera), sustainability is not just a fancy green backdrop, but the recurrent leitmotif - from the solar panels and beehives on the roof, to life cycle assessments of entire productions.

Grocery stores turn their food waste into resources

Food loss is a big problem. SUEZ Recycling's BioSimplex system makes it easy for grocery stores to manage their food waste – and foodstuff that has to be discarded is turned into biogas instead.

Unique friction-reducing technology saves fuel

Triboron's technology can lower the fuel consumption of a combustion engine by up to ten percent. Friction in the engine is reduced with a boron-based lubricant added to the fuel.

Textile biogas reactors

Twenty-five years ago, textile company FOV Fabrics filed a patent for a unique silicone coated...

The future of textiles

The textile industry is one of the world’s largest industries. The production of textiles...

Textile biogas reactors

Twenty-five years ago, textile company FOV Fabrics filed a patent for a unique silicone coated fabric for car airbags. Thin, low-weight and softer than alternatives, it reduced...

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The future of textiles

The textile industry is one of the world’s largest industries. The production of textiles over the years has contributed to significant environmental problems, especially...

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Energy innovation recovers the lost heat

Climeon’s modular system converts low temperature waste heat and geothermal heat to electricity, addressing an unexplored market. Ultimately, the company aims to replace fossil fuel based electricity production entirely.

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Suit up sustainably in recycled polyester

Tailor Konfektion is a clothing company that makes use of recycled plastics. The polyester, retrieved from PET bottles, saves 60 percent of the energy and 30 percent of the emissions compared to virgin material – with 6 percent of the water use.

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Recycled materials in wood plastic composites

A-plast makes products from sawdust, rice hulls and vegetable oil. The material, called WPC, or wood plastic composites, contains 70 percent recycled wood. It combines the lightness and robustness of plastic with the touch and feel of wooden surfaces.

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