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  • Cefur Showroom – Cradle to Cradle in Ronneby, Blekinge

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    If you want to know how business and society inspired by Cradle to Cradle can contribute to healthy living environments, then visit Cefur Showroom in Ronneby, southern Sweden. Every company exhibiting in the Showroom is on a journey that will gradually improve the environment while stimulating the economy and corporate growth.

  • Cleaner air in Stockholm with sewage sludge

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    Two sewage treatment works in Stockholm are producing biogas from sewage sludge. After having purified the gas, it can be used for both heating and vehicle fuel and in addition creates no net emissions of carbon dioxide. Consequently, the treatment works have reduced their amount of emissions and become energy suppliers. Therefore, sewage sludge is no longer an environmental problem, but an important energy resource.

  • Dåva Deponi och Avfallscenter i Umeå AB

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    Dåva Landfill and Waste Center in Umeå AB (Dåva DAC) takes care of many types of waste. Some examples are ashes from waste incineration and combustion of biofuels, contaminated soils, various waste products from the industry, waste for landfill from households and businesses, asbestos and sulphide soil. We see this as exciting wastes, often with great potential of recycling. We work with flexible solutions, in order to recycle as much as possible.

  • Eco-cycle solutions in Norrtälje

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    Thanks to a large-scale installation of composting and a hundreds of separate sewers, the municipality of Norrtälje has managed to reduce a leakage of nutrients with five tons to the Baltic Sea. These actions have raised the property owner’s interest for Eco-cycle solutions and the municipality has gained a valuable knowledge in eco-cycle adapted water and sewage sytems.

  • Eriksberg – From shipyard to sustainable housing

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    Derelict industrial premises from the era of shipyards have been transformed into an exciting mix of modern housing and renovated dockside buildings.

    The reconstruction of Eriksberg was made with the environment in focus. One interesting feature is the underground waste collection system. Eriksberg is one of the first areas in the world using several fractions. It was started already in 1993 and is still expanding. When Eriksberg is complete the automated waste collections system will handle waste (food-, paper- and residual waste) for over 5000 apartments.

  • New Strömkajen

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    In the autumn of 2009, the Ports Authority of Stockholm commenced the improvement and repair of Strömkajen, which is both a street and a quay on the southern shore of Blasieholmen Island in Stockholm.

  • Recycling Park, Kristianstad

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    The Kristianstad recycling park is one of the best examples of the Swedish system of waste management. The material and energy recycling rate is currently 97% and the goal is to reach 100% in the near future. By increasing the volume of material recycled, the amount of material deposited has been decreased by 40,000 tons. The facility was opened in 2001 and it then replaced a previous landfill site.

  • Reduction of Hospital Waste

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    The central hospital in Kristianstad has succeeded to substantially reduce its volumes of waste that is incinerated and has instead started to recycle increasing volumes of paper and plastics. One clinic that had a high rate of recycling at the beginning of the project increased the volume of recycled waste by 300 per cent. The project involved both increasing the volumes of waste that were sorted at the clinics and implementing a system for sorting sacks of waste for recycling and incineration in the hospital’s waste management system.

  • Sannegårdshamnen – From dockland to sustainable housing

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    This 100 year-old harbour was primarily used for handling coal and coke. Its curved wharfs have been renovated and supplemented with low wooden jetties.

    Inland from the wharfs, there are housing complexes built around green yards. Attractive outdoor areas, seats in sunny locations and well-planned green areas make ideal places for meeting and socialising.

  • The Eco-City Augustenborg, Malmö

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    In 1996 the decision was taken to create an eco-city from the 1950’s housing estate and 1960’s industrial area. This provides an excellent example of a successful sustainable makeover of an urban district. The make-over focused on efficient water systems, green roofs, and solar energy. The water systems include surface rainwater runoff systems, canals, and ponds.

  • The eco-smart Kungsbrohuset

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    In Kungsbrohuset, there are several innovative cleantech solutions. Among other things, Kungsbrohuset recovers the excess heat, generated by the commuters at the Stockholm Central Station. Water from Klara Lake is used for cooling the building.

  • The Hammarby Sjöstad Ecocycle

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    The goal for Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm, Sweden, was to halve the overall environmental impact compared with if the area had been built in the early 1990s. The goal was not fully attained. But thanks to the ambitious target and integrated planning, this lakeside town has set an international example.

  • Vacuum system in Östermalmshallen

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    A vacuum system handles the waste in Östermalm’s food market hall. The waste is transported via pipelines by means of under pressure to a storage unit and later to a biogas installation. With this system, waste is no longer a problem, but a resource.

  • Waste Management in Practice

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    In Malmö with its 300,000 inhabitants household waste is collected by the waste management company VA Syd. In the residential area of Augustenborg all fractions of waste are sorted in waste management houses close to residential buildings. In this area, substantial efforts have been made to simplify the sorting of waste and to inform residents about the need to sort waste and thereby participate in the pilot program.