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Best of the best

Since 2005, the EU Member States represented on the LIFE Committee, together with the LIFE Unit, have identified the following Best LIFE-Environment projects dealing with waste issues.

Vineyards for carbon footprint reduction: a sustainable strategy to use biomass for heat & cold in wineries.
LIFE13 ENV/ES/000776
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2 - Layman3 | Website1
LIFE SMART Hospital (España)
A Step towards zero eMissions goAl in Heath SectoR: BesT Practice Examples in Hospital Universitario Río Hortega
LIFE13 ENV/ES/001019
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
BIOCOPAC: Sustainable bio-based coating from tomato processing by-products for food metal packaging
LIFE13 ENV/IT/000590
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
QUARTERBACK for LIFE (United Kingdom)
Crude glycerine water used on-site as a feedstock in an anaerobic digestion reactor to produce the renewable fuel biogas
LIFE13 ENV/UK/000401
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
REPURPOSE LIFE (United Kingdom)
REPURPOSE - equipping community groups in estates to reuse more, clear fly tipping and improve their local environment.
LIFE13 ENV/UK/000493
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
ECOTIC LIFE+ Caravan (Romania)
Raising awareness of the importance of environmentally sound management of WEEE among identified target groups - Romania
LIFE13 INF/RO/000090
web summary | Website1
Petrol based Glue and Energy consumption reduction in diapers production processes
LIFE12 ENV/IT/000423
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
Realization of green composite sinks substituting organic and mineral primary materials by recovered waste
LIFE12 ENV/IT/000736
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
LIFE SludgeisBiofuel (Sverige)
Dryer for energy recovery from sewage sludge and manure
LIFE12 ENV/SE/000359
web summary | Website1
GtoG (België - Belgique)
GtoG: From Production to Recycling, a Circular Economy for the European Gypsum Industry with the Demolition and Recycling Industry
LIFE11 ENV/BE/001039
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2 - Layman3 - Layman4 - Layman5 | Website1
CRESIM (Italia)
Energy-efficient CFRP remanufacture from regenerated carbon fibres, using fast demoulding high pressure spray injection
LIFE11 ENV/IT/000095
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2 | Website1
PRISCA (Italia)
Pilot project for scale re-use starting from bulky waste stream
LIFE11 ENV/IT/000277
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
ACUMEN (United Kingdom)
Assessing, Capturing & Utilising Methane from Expired and Non-operational landfill
LIFE11 ENV/UK/000402
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
BREAD4PLA (España)
LIFE10 ENV/ES/000479
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
POLYMIX (España)
Polymer Wastes in Asphalt Mixes: a Way to Increase Sustainability of Roads Infrastructures
LIFE10 ENV/ES/000516
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
ELINA (Ellas)
Integrated green life-cycle management of waste oils and petroleum residues
LIFE10 ENV/GR/000606
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
PODEBA (Italia)
Use of poultry dejection for the bating phase in the tanning cycle
LIFE10 ENV/IT/000365
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
LOWaste (Italia)
LOcal Waste Market for second life products
LIFE10 ENV/IT/000373
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2 | Website1
NOW (Italia)
No more organic waste. A new integrated system to eliminate organic waste in the organised large scale distribution
LIFE10 ENV/IT/000404
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2 | Website1
Biorewit (Poland Polska)
New soil improvement products for reducing the pollution of soils and waters and revitalizing the soil system
LIFE10 ENV/PL/000661
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
REBIRTH (Slovenia Slovenija)
Promotion of the Recycling of Industrial Waste and Building Rubble for the Construction Industry
LIFE10 INF/SI/000138
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
Slovenia WEEE campaign (Slovenia Slovenija)
Raising awareness of the importance of environmentally sound management of WEEE among identified target groups in Slovenia
LIFE10 INF/SI/000139
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
End life vehicles: innovative and sustainable technology for chieving European Directive targets
LIFE09 ENV/ES/000460
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
First Implementation Of A New Waste Recovery Technology Converting The Msw From A Representative Urban Region Into Synthetic Diesel Fuel
LIFE09 ENV/ES/000484
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
Development of an advanced innovative energy autonomous system for the treatment of brine from seawater desalination plants
LIFE09 ENV/GR/000299
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
Energy exploitation of non-recyclable urban waste in a sustainable waste-to-energy market
LIFE09 ENV/GR/000307
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
P.R.I.M.E. (Italia)
Posidonia Residues Integrated Management for Eco-sustainability
LIFE09 ENV/IT/000061
web summary | Website1
Waste Prevention and Reduction in the Chianti Territory
LIFE09 ENV/IT/000068
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
Recovery of dredged SEDIments of the PORT of Ravenna and SILicon extraction
LIFE09 ENV/IT/000158
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2 - Layman3 | Website1
EDOC (United Kingdom)
Electronic Duty of Care
LIFE09 ENV/UK/000023
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
Concentrated saline rejection treatment: Environmental Technology using a non profitable solid waste as energy source.
LIFE08 ENV/E/000133
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
Integral management model of cathode rays glass: closing the circle of recovery, recycling and reuse of WEEE'S
LIFE08 ENV/E/000148
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
Demonstration of a Sustainable & Effective 2nd Generation Biofuels Application in an Urban Environment
LIFE08 ENV/GR/000569
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2 | Website1
SMARt-CHP (Ellas)
Demonstration of a small-scale mobile agricultural residue gasification unit for decentralized combined heat and power production
LIFE08 ENV/GR/000576
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2 | Website1
WEEELABEX (België - Belgique)
WEEE LABEL OF EXCELLENCE. European Standards for Treatment and Recycling of E&E Waste and for Monitoring the Processing Companies
LIFE07 ENV/B/000041
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
From Roof to Road (Danmark)
From Roof to Road - Innovative recycling of bitumen felt roofing material
LIFE07 ENV/DK/000102
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
WGF-PP (España)
Dmonstration of a process to recycle glas fibre waste, placed on rubbish dump, producing Polypropilene composites
LIFE07 ENV/E/000802
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2 | Website1
WEEE-NET (España)
Project to demonstrate an innovative ICT platform as support tool to implement Community Policy for the sustainable management of e-waste
LIFE07 ENV/E/000842
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
HEC PAYT (Ellas)
The Development of Pay as You Throw Systems in Hellas, Estonia and Cyprus
LIFE07 ENV/GR/000271
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2 | Website1
Strategies to improve and protect soil quality from the disposal of olive mills' wastes in the Mediterranean region
LIFE07 ENV/GR/000280
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
EWWR (France)
European Week for Waste Reduction
LIFE07 INF/F/000185
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
CONWASTE (Deutschland)
Conversion of Waste for use as construction material for environmentally friendly closing of industrial landfills
LIFE06 ENV/D/000488
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2 | Website1
CLEAN (España)
Converting Laminates into Energy and Aluminium for the benefit of Nature
LIFE06 ENV/E/000010
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
ES-WAMAR (España)
Environmentally-friendly management of swine waste based on innovative technology: a demonstration project set in Aragón (Spain)
LIFE06 ENV/E/000044
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2 | Website1
BASHYCAT : Basic hydrometallurgy on catalysts
LIFE06 ENV/F/000125
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2
WET (Nederland)
Wastewater & Effluent Treatmen
LIFE06 ENV/NL/000167
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2
ZERO PLUS (España)
Integral liquid residuals management model for surface tratment industries through BAT's (ZERO PLUS)
LIFE05 ENV/E/000256
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
RESITEX (España)
Alternatives for waste volume reduction in the textile sector through the application of minimisation measures in the process and in the consumption.
LIFE05 ENV/E/000285
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2 | Website1
ELVES (España)
Development of a system for high-quality separation of metal alloys from end-of-life-vehicle engines and its reuse in new engines and components for automotive sector
LIFE05 ENV/E/000317
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
Energy recovery from landfill's biogas by the use of microturbines and biological removal of hydrogen sulphide and siloxanes
LIFE05 ENV/E/000319
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2 | Website1
IDEAL 79 (France)
Ideal 79: Sustainable Initiatives and Local Alternatives towards waste prevention
LIFE05 ENV/F/000063
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
Integrated Waste Management System for the Reuse of Used Frying Oils to Produce Biodiesel for Municipality Fleet of Oeiras
LIFE05 ENV/P/000369
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2
ESD (Italia)
New ESD (eco-sustainable drawing) system, environment-friendly to process steel wire rods / by-products, eliminating the current pickling practice and the related chemical fumes possessing a high environmental impact substituting the ...
LIFE04 ENV/IT/000598
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
Recarc (Deutschland)
Recycling of residues from metallurgical industry with the arc furnace technology
LIFE03 ENV/D/000043
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2 | Website1
LIFE03 ENV/E/000076
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
LIFE03 ENV/E/000106
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
Integral waste management model for urban transport infraestructure
LIFE03 ENV/E/000160
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
Development of an economically viable process for the integrated management via utilization of winemaking industry waste; production of high added value natural products and organic fertilizer
LIFE03 ENV/GR/000223
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2 | Website1
REAGIR (Portugal)
REAGIR - Recycling and re-use of CDW as a part of Integrated Waste Management
LIFE03 ENV/P/000506
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2 | Website1
Reuseoil (Sverige)
Recovery of Used Oil filters generating recyclable metal and oil fractions
LIFE03 ENV/S/000596
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
Implementation of an AD facility at a Spanish slaughterhouse for a sustainably closed energy and waste cycle
LIFE02 ENV/E/000187
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
ECOBUS (España)
Collecting used cooking oils to their recycling as biofuel for diesel engines
LIFE02 ENV/E/000253
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
Paroc-WIM (Finland Suomi)
Waste injection into the stone wool melting furnace
LIFE02 ENV/FIN/000328
web summary | Layman1
Humification (Ellas)
Demonstration plant for sludge management of sewage treatment plants with humification
LIFE02 ENV/GR/000371
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
Activated carbon manufacturing using xylite charcoal for environment application
LIFE02 ENV/RO/000461
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
DOL-EL (Deutschland)
Planning and construction of the demonstration unit 'MRD-Selektive-Refining' for refining of waste oil
LIFE00 ENV/D/000318
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
Recdemo (Deutschland)
Complete Utilisation of the Sand Fraction from Demolition Waste Recycling
LIFE00 ENV/D/000319
web summary | Layman1 | Website1
WPCRecycle (Deutschland)
Pilot-plant for the material utilization of plastic waste in the production of products based on new, polimere-bound wood materials
LIFE00 ENV/D/000348
web summary | Layman1 - Layman2 | Website1
Co-composting procedures and its use on afforestation, landscaping and forestry and agricultural crops in the Andalusian region
LIFE00 ENV/E/000543
web summary | Layman1
Minos (Ellas)
Process development for an integrated olive oil mill waste management recovering natural antioxidants and producing organic fertilizer
LIFE00 ENV/GR/000671
web summary | Layman1 | Website1

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