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2020
Plastic waste in nature. Photo: Colourbox
17 JUN

Big research project to put a stop to plastic waste

The project is looking into new technological ways of reproducing new high quality plastics from non-recyclable plastic waste.

Environmental chemistry Innovation and product development Waste management
Nets. Photo: Plastix A/S.
15 MAY

Nine recommendations to limit ghost nets in the sea

Nordic network makes recommendations on how to limit ghost fishing and pollution of the sea due to lost fishing gear.

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems Environmental chemistry Waste management
2019
Credit: Colourbox
07 OCT

Microwaves pave the way for PET recycling

PET can be degraded by microwaves and chemistry, so the components of the plastic can be recycled into new PET products.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Waste management
Foto: Ditte Valente
09 JUL

Roskilde Festival: Students examine food waste

Food waste is a recurring theme at Roskilde Festival. Two teams of DTU students are working to determine the actual extent of the problem.

Waste management
Photo: DTU
03 JUL

BEng students battling against disposable plastic

A team of BEng students from DTU have developed a new process which makes it easy and cheap to use recycled cups, and which can significantly reduce the use of disposable...

Waste management Climate adaption
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
02 JUL

Roskilde Festival sustainability lab for students

For the tenth time, a group of DTU students used Roskilde Festival as an outdoor laboratory for testing new technologies that can make the festival more sustainable and...

Electricity supply Energy efficiency Wind energy Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship Waste management Building design
2018
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
28 NOV

Crushed mining waste can replace cement

Mining waste can replace up to ten per cent of the cement used in concrete without compromising the strength of the materials.

Construction materials Building construction Climate change Environment and pollution Waste management
07 NOV

Quality of recycled plastic too poor

Efforts on multiple fronts are required if we are to increase the quality in the future so more of our plastic waste can be reused, which can contribute to a circular plastic...

Waste management
Photo: Marie Kampmann Eriksen
27 JUN

Deposits on beverage packaging best for the environment

A new analysis from DTU shows that the deposit and return system is the most eco-friendly way of disposing of packaging from beverages not covered by the current deposit...

Waste management Environment and pollution
Photo: Pernille Erland Jensen
27 APR

Mining waste to be utilized in building materials

DTU is a partner in a new EU project aimed at recycling of mining waste in building materials.

Construction materials Waste management Raw materials and raw materials exploitation
2017
Foto: Colourbox.dk
24 MAY

Buildings to become materials banks

In the next 40 years, we will be building just as much as we have built so far in human history. This requires a radically different mindset. Circular economy is the key...

Building production and management Construction materials Waste management
2016
Photo: Nina Marie Sigvardsen, DTU Civil Engineering
13 DEC

Wood ash as a cement replacement reduces CO2 emissions

Researchers at DTU Civil Engineering wish to conduct research on the possibility of replacing parts of cement in concrete production with wood ash. The method will produce...

Construction materials Waste management Energy efficiency
Photo: DTU CIvil Engineering
05 OCT

The recycling potential in construction materials is extensive

There is an extensive and so far unexploited potential for recycling waste as part of new construction materials. DTU Civil Engineering will help explore this potential...

Construction materials Waste management
Photo: Sabina Askholm Larsen
05 JUL

Reuse of building components benefit the environment as well as construction costs

There are big savings in reusing building components in their original form rather than crushing them and recycling the components as road fill, for example. The savings...

Building design Building construction Life cycle analysis Waste management
Photo: Sabina Askholm Larsen, DTU Byg
28 APR

Waste and waste water management in the Arctic requires locally adapted solutions

There is growing interest in technological solutions that can handle waste and waste water in the remote towns and villages in the Arctic. 

Polar research Health and diseases Waste management Waste water and water discharge
Foto: Simon Klein Knudsen
04 FEB

New professor wants to transform waste into valuable building materials

How do waste products obtain value as part of new building materials? That is the fundamental question Lisbeth M. Ottosen will try to answer in the professorship, she has...

Construction materials Waste management Raw materials and raw materials exploitation
2015
Photo: Sabina Askholm Larsen/DTU
16 NOV

Three New PhD Students Concentrate on Greenland

Arctic Technology Centre (ARTEK) at DTU Civil Engineering has employed three new PhD students. All three projects will concentrate on subjects that will benefit the Greenlandic...

Polar research Construction materials Indoor climate Climate change Fisheries and fish stocks Ice research Waste management Building design
Professor Thomas H. Christensen from DTU Environment with two of the course participants. Photo: private.
11 SEP

New knowledge about waste for Siberian professors

Siberian universities learning to use European waste models.

Waste management
Photo: Colourbox
13 JUL

From cholera epidemic to export success

In the mid-1800s, Copenhagen suffered from a serious cholera epidemic. This prompted the College of Advanced Technology (now DTU) in 1865 to give lectures on water supply...

Bacteria and microorganisms Viruses Building construction Waste management Waste water and water discharge Water supply
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