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Johann Breytenbach
Director
Cluster 5
Posted Feb 05, 2021

Water hyacinth is a major problem invasive plant.  Are there any examples of where the plant is used successfully in a circular economy or high impact project?

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Ryan Hunt
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Algix
Replied Feb 17, 2021

Hello, yes we have made thermoplastic composites using the protein fraction and fiber cellulose as reinforcing agents. Our company ALGIX uses algae and macrophytes, such as water hyacinth, to displace oil and plastic in consumer products.  You can check out our website at www.bloomtreadwell.com 


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Barbara Schott
Director / Responsible Tourism Development and Sustainability
Tierranjani Africa Ltd.
Posted Feb 04, 2021

Hi all, 

Looking for good examples or case studies for innovative solutions to resolve plastic usage at attractions such as cultural/ historic sites and in protected areas? Especially the issue of plastic bottles...

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Eileen Blackmore
Founder
House of Design
Replied Feb 11, 2021

Hi Barbara,
Thank you Peter Schelstraete for linking.
Indeed we just started working on a 3 year project "From plastic soup to veggie soup" in the UNESCO Waddensea area. It is focused on reducing plastic use and developing biobased products. The products are designed by regional creative product designers in cocreation with SMEs, students and inhabitants in the region. The idea is to develop nicely looking icon products inspired on regional elements, together with people in the region so people are proud of these products. We work with farmers to enhance the use of rotating crops use for product to help the biodiversity, or use agri waste. We create open source maker industry workspaces, educate smart hands, attract launching customers, advise legal authorities on their policies and set up circular business models.
Our working method is called The Local Value Chain which we developed the last few years working on projects in preserving crafts in Europe, circular design education, bio based design, sustainable design festivals, inclusive design, etc.
Hope this will help a little on how we work, if you would like more info, please let me know!
yrs, Eileen

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Ambassador Gilbert Aboagye Boye(GGA🇬🇭)
CEO
Gabidezin House Of Fashion-Boadi
Posted Jan 24, 2021

How do i make good use of plastic Sachet Bags  

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Ambassador Gilbert Aboagye Boye(GGA🇬🇭)
CEO
Gabidezin House Of Fashion-Boadi
Replied Feb 07, 2021

At the early stages I joined the satchet rubbers with a sewing machine to get a Yard or 3 yards of plastics sachets fabric

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Philippa Cross

Posted Jan 08, 2021

Hello I am looking to understand if there are MRF guidelines on what types of PP can be recycled and sold in PP bales? Are there any restrictions on printing on PP packaging for example or the colors of PP packaging...

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Megan Byers
Project Manager
self
Replied Jan 13, 2021

Hi Philippa! The Association of Plastic Recyclers has comprehensive design for recyclability guidance for many resins. Here is the guidance for PP, which includes information on colors, inks, coatings, and other design features: https://plasticsrecycling.org/pp-design-guidance

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Isabelle Blum
Environmental Scientist ETH
Self Employed
Posted Dec 30, 2020

I'm looking for creative people in the material industry. Who has an idea how to make degradable plant pots for a nursery that last for a longer time and don't disintegrate when watered regularly?

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Eileen Blackmore
Founder
House of Design
Replied Feb 11, 2021

Hi Isabelle,
In an Interreg NorthSea project, Biocas, our projectpartners and my team developed drinking cups (for use on festivals) made out of PHA/PHBV. The cups biodegrade when in the sea, but can be reused and is even okay for the dishwasher. The current producer of the cup is Limm recycling, based in the Netherlands. The university of applied science Van Hall Larenstein did a thourough LCA research.

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Philippa Cross

Posted Dec 15, 2020

Hello, 

I am looking for any links to machinery that can grind plastic (PP) into 1 inch or less pieces for recycling.  Does anyone have any ideas on companies or a machine. 


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Philippa

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Ambassador Gilbert Aboagye Boye(GGA🇬🇭)
CEO
Gabidezin House Of Fashion-Boadi
Replied Jan 24, 2021

Check out Preciousplastic.com they have different types of recycling machines that you can assembling them by yourself 

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