Waste transformed into Recycled Materials and Products.


What we do.

We advise businesses and organisations on recovering their waste.

We develop new materials and products based on waste.

Every day, cities and their associated activities generate thousands of tons of waste which ends up in landfills due to the lack of recycling. This wastes valuable resources while virgin materials – many of them non-renewable – are extracted from our planet. But things are changing and gradually the way towards what is known as the circular economy is being opened up. This focuses on the resource cycle and follows a model based on reusing, repairing, remanufacturing and recycling existing materials and products rather than using virgin raw materials.

At Zicla, as a recycled product company committed to the circular economy, we work so the recoverable waste generated by cities and their associated activities – waste which, although it has interesting potential for recovery, goes to landfill because of the lack of recycling – can be transformed into new materials. This can be produced by industry, municipal authorities, services, etc., but what it all has in common is that it consists of wasted resources.

We make a technical and economic diagnosis of the recovery potential of this waste, and, together with industry, we design the transformation processes needed to turn them into new materials of acceptable quality and price. We work with industry both to design the new materials based on the waste and to adapt the industry’s processes using innovation so these new secondary raw materials are acceptable.

Finally, we identify business opportunities based on the use of these new materials and we transform them into recycled products that can be returned to cities in the form of street furniture and items to improve road safety, accessibility and the enjoyment of the city, etc., making them sustainable, environmentally-friendly green cities.

In this way, at Zicla we offer a value proposition for waste generated by cities and clearly contribute through our recycling projects to returning the waste to them in the form of sustainable solutions that are fully part of the circular economy.

    Mixed plastic waste from urban solid waste, transformed into new materials.

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    Koala: improving sign and printing waste management by applying circular economy strategies.

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    • CIRC4Life

    CIRC4Life: new business models based on the circular economy.

    “ CIRC4Life : A circular economy approach for lifecycles of products and services” is a project[…]

    • babesgunea
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    New solutions to segregate traffic flow able to host vertical sign posts.

    The development of segregated bike lanes located on the road has produced an increase in[…]

    • car mining
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    Car mining: plastics mining in Out-of-service Vehicles.

    The Car Mining project, started in January 2018, has as its first objective to test[…]

    • BalidECU

    BalidECU: promoting the remanufacture and closing the loop of Engine Control Units (ECU) of out-of-service vehicles.

    The project BalidECU promotes closing  the loop of Engine Control Units (ECU) and it looks[…]

    • circular design

    Circular Design: Learning for Innovative Design for Sustainability.

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    • poliuretano hautsa

    Recovery of polyurethane powder waste.

    The polyurethane is a high performance material with which the powder residue is also. In[…]

    • street furniture
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    Street furniture with recycled material.

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    • ecolabels

    Eco-labels and Circular Economy.

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    • cartouches d’encre

    Design of a container for used ink cartridges.

    In Spain, about 18 million ink cartridges for printers are sold annually. A part of[…]

    Vermicomposter made with recycled material.

    The wermicompost is a way to obtain a high quality organic fertilizer, using the organic[…]

    • biomasse

    Biomass generating center.

    Forest biomass comes from logging activities and the need to carry out maintenance and cleaning[…]

    • gels

    Residues from the manufacturing of gels in car washing.

    Effluent from the manufacturing of gels. The gels are semi-solid blends made up of gelled[…]

    • Superficies tactiles
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    Tactile paving for accessible environments.

    The project aimed to develop a line of tactile paving for cities made from recycled[…]

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