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From Waste Paper to Furniture (WPF)

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The purpose of WPF is to introduce storage furniture made of waste paper to the European market in collaboration with IKEA. Using waste paper as raw material for furniture is both innovative and environmentally friendly in comparison with existing furniture which is usually made of particle boards.

Benefits

The objective is to optimize the use of materials in terms of light-weight and recycled with the mindset "reduce material and increase affordability and quality". Like this, more people with better products are reached.
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Results

  • - A new recyclable product in the form of storage cube furniture made of waste paper to be available at IKEA stores throughout Europe; - Estimated production will be 5 million m2/year, and the market at the end of the project is estimated at 40 mill EUR. - Annual energy consumption will be reduced with approximately 50% (600 000 kWh). - The annual CO2 impact will decrease with 68% or close to 25 000 t/year. - Material consumption will be reduced with 78%, equivalent to 46 000 t/year.
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SWT PAPER AB
OSTRA HAMNVAGEN 21
43244 VARBERGVästsverige
Sweden
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Name: 
Johanna Sagström
Tel: 
+46 340 159 05

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In brief

Sector:
Recycling
Duration:
06/01/2013 to 05/01/2015
Contract number: 
ECO/11/304472

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