ENTeR focuses on waste reduction to prevent depletion of non-renewable resources in the textile industry. It will strengthen the innovation capacity of textile companies in central Europe, improve sustainable links among industrial textile areas and foster closer cooperation on waste management and circular economy. The project partners are located in five central European countries with a relevant presence of the textile industry and with a national textile platform each. The project aims to accelerate cooperation between the involved textile territories, promoting a joint offer of innovative services by the main local research centres and business associations (‘Virtual Centre’).
It will also involve public stakeholders in defining a strategic agenda and related action plan to drive circular economy considerations and actions. The approach of the project is oriented to the management and optimisation of waste, in a life cycle design (or eco design) perspective. The aim is to demonstrate the benefit of an operational collaborative model amongst research and business partners, based on an online tool and shared skills focused on waste eco design and resource efficiency.
ENTeR is adopting and using the M3P platform. Thanks to M3P online platforms, companies create a waste catalog and a "material matching system" to solve problems and propose ideas, improvement and development.
A small company used cotton powders, otherwise going to incineration, to product high-quality papers with a reduction of environmental impats. A step towards recycling innovation and circular economy taking into account the EU, pursuing an "open innovation" strategy.
Thanks to all webinar participants of our Circular Economy Webinar, held last week in collaboration with our Slovenian and Italian partners.
Through this workshop, it has been possible to establish new connections and synergies and we expect them to grow in new collaborations on Circular Economy projects, between both Italian and Slovenian industrial districts and beyond.
The appointment is for Friday, June 12 from 9.30 to 12.00 in online mode. During the web meeting various themes will be addressed to promote mutual knowledge among the actors involved in the circular economy such as companies, technical centres, clusters and associations.
ENTeR is nominated to win the RegioStars Awards 2020 organised by the European Commission's DG Regional Policy.
Our project competes in the "Sustainable Growth" category.
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by accessing the link https://regiostarsawards.eu/ selecting the section 'Sustainable growth - Circular economy for a green Europe' and clicking on the little heart on the right.
ENTeR considered the environmental consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The dramatic increase in the need for single-use masks by the population is producing a new waste stream for which we do not know the recycling potential. The partners saw the opportunity to apply the already tested approach to textile waste coming from these medical materials. With a new pilot, we are analysing sorting methods, dismantling procedures, cleaning treatments, and potential recycling processes to minimise the loss of non- renewable resources.This activity will lead to draft Guidelines for the whole sector, stakeholders and policy makers in Central Europe and beyond.
Thanks to the results obtained with the ENTeR project Centrocot and the Unione degli Industriali della Provincia di Varese organize during the next month of May 4 free thematic webinars on "RECYCLING OF TEXTILE MATERIALS AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY" . The courses will be held in e.learning mode and in Italian language.
Thanks to the Life M3P project, co-funded by the European Commission through the Life Programme 2014 - 2020, we have been able to create an online platform to which companies and individuals can access for free and make their industrial waste and technologies available, to foster the development of a circular economy based on industrial symbiosis. Signing up is easy, follow the tutorial! https://lnkd.in/eSXsgsd
Life M3P Platform is now published in the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform good practice database.
You can consult our good practice online and contact us through the Policy Learning Platform for further details and exchange of experiences: https://www.interregeurope.eu/policylearning/good-practices/item/2296/life-m3p-platform-material-match-making-platform/
The Strategic Agenda, made it possible to identify five lines of action that will be developed in the subsequent phases of the project, specifically in the working groups that will constitute a Centre for Exchange and Collaboration called "Virtual Center".
Project ENTeR has 10 partners from 5 central European countries
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