From Waste to Gold , in Swedish: Från spill till guld


The project aim was a 30% reduction of unused industrial metalworking, powder coating and textile sectors residues. It developed practical and theoretical solutions to fulfill this; and evaluated commercial viability for a multi-sector, web-based, residue brokerage and innovation platform. Analyses show that know ledge and technical capacities within key material cycling chains remain inadequate for this and that no consortium members or 3rd parties w ished to pursue the platform. The project recommends therefore concentrating on service(s) supporting innovation.

The project delineated success-prerequisites for an industrial residue platform, and a service for stimulating links betw een residue generators/users, and system innovation. It developed a model to reduce hazardous substances transfer in textile recycling, and performed textilerecycling pilots. It successfully tested reduction, and reuse, of pow der coating residuals and identified barriers to pow der recovery. Investigations of foundry metal dust reuse, and sheet metal w aste reduction, w ere delivered. These outputs will underpin future material-cycle closure efforts. Independent w ork w ithin each material group combined w ith cross-sector meetings and experience exchange proved successful, and an active reference group contributed constructive critique.

The research consortium addressed sector-specific challenges successfully and developed and evaluated solutions to reduce w aste, and increase recycling and reuse. Cross-sector efforts have created ideas and proposals for future technical and know ledge-based solutions. The project has established a netw ork that w ill contribute to the future development of circular economy.

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Start date: 01-09-2014
End date: 17-11-2016
Total budget - Public funding: 2 140 000,00 Euro - 940 000,00 Euro
Call topic: (National - regional)

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Economic sustainability Supply chain and value network efficiency Flexibility Circular economy Innovative re-use of equipment Social sustainability Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Occupational safety and health
Environmental sustainability Reducing the consumption of energy, while increasing the usa... Reducing the consumption of water and other process resource... Reducing emissions in manufacturing processes Material efficiency Waste minimisation Co-evolution of products-processes-production systems (‘indu...

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Manufacturing the products of the future Novel materials Complex structures, geometries and scale
Customised products Resource efficient, sustainable products

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