Environmental Innovation and Circular Economy
Cork, being a noble raw material and totally natural with a set of properties that make it unique, was the material chosen for the creation of Cork NatureWaves®, an exclusive solution developed by Environmental Waves.
In the production of Cork NatureWaves® we apply the principles of circular economy, through the recovery and reuse of the by-product resulting from the cork stoppers production.
Environmental Waves pioneered the development and nationwide introduction of Floating Treatment Wetlands also known as Floating Islands. It can be used to treat wastewater or in the recovery of ecosystems, making Cork NatureWaves® an exclusive and industry-leading solution.
The existence of several installations that have been operating uninterruptedly for several years, make NatureWaves® a Nature-based Solution with proven robustness and reliability.
The growing popularity of Cork NatureWaves® is due to it being a solution with a double benefit. On the one hand it has the ability to provide a natural solution for the decontamination of water, and on the other hand to capture greenhouse gases such as methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2).
Plant roots play a key role in the water treatment processes. The contact that is provided by roots with water leads to the development of biofilms containing communities of microorganisms responsible for several very important treatment processes.
The following Cork NatureWaves® advantages stand out:
- Low maintenance cost, very low maintenance;
- Possibility of reuse of water;
- High life time without intervention;
- Constant operation 24 h/day, 365 d/year.
Cork NatureWaves® - Nature-based Solution can be applied in any country.