Waste for Warmth is a consortium humanitarian innovation project.
Consortium partners include Engineers Without Borders Norway, Field Ready, and The Polyfloss Factory. The consortium started in 2020 after receiving funding from Innovation Norway’s Humanitarian Innovation Programme.
Currently, Waste for Warmth operates a Research and Development hub in Gaziantep, Turkiye that focuses on recycled plastic insulation products suitable for the humanitarian and international development sectors.
Additionally, Waste for Warmth seeks partners interested in utilizing the Polyfloss technology for other product needs as the technology can support communities in utilizing their waste plastic by creating jobs and products needed in the local market.
The consortium partners
September | 2022
Polyfloss machine is sent to Pokhara, Nepal.
January | 2022
Waste for Warmth enters Innovation Norway’s Scaling and Diffusion stage.
December | 2021
First pilot is conducted in
November | 2021
Polyfloss machine is sent to Gaziantep, Turkiye.
June | 2021
developpement of machine engineering
January | 2021
product development and
testing in Oslo
September | 2020
identification of location
for field test
July | 2020
Increasing machine output
(from 1kg/h to 7kg/h)
focus on machine engineering
October | 2019
Waste for Warmth receives funding from Innovation Norway’s Humanitarian Innovation program.