Our Services

Neo-Eco Ukraine believes that waste is a resource, and our goal is to give new life to all used materials, including war debris, whilst reconciling the community, economy, and environment.

Our Services

Our company specialises in the efficient recycling of materials to reduce the negative impact on the environment, expand the market for secondary raw materials and develop new bio-based and eco-materials. 

Neo-Eco Ukraine’s range of services includes: 

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Solutions for waste processing and management 

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Damage Assessment tools using AI  

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Asbestos Handling Training and Management

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Low-carbon cement  

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Know-how in the recovery and reuse of waste materials and war debris 

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Design and development of eco-products 

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Consultancy and advice on creating circular economic cycles  

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Circular economy training and advocacy 

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Community regeneration

Examples of Our Services:

Green Reconstruction
Damage Assessment
Community Regeneration
Reuse, Design, and Development of Eco-products
Asbestos Handling Training and Management
Low-carbon Cement
Circular Economy Training and Advocacy

Green Reconstruction

At Neo-Eco Ukraine, we understand that responsible waste management is a critical component of sustainability. That’s why we offer specialised waste management consulting services to businesses, organisations, and communities.  

Our team of experts will work with your organisation to develop bespoke waste management solutions in line with your sustainability objectives. We can assess your current waste practices, identify areas for improvement and provide comprehensive strategies to optimise waste management. 

 Our waste management consulting services include:

  • Waste Assessment: We conduct a thorough analysis of your waste generation and disposal processes to identify inefficiencies and opportunities for reduction. 
  • Regulatory Compliance: We ensure that your waste management practices comply with local and international regulations, helping you to avoid potential legal and environmental issues. 
  • Waste minimisation: Our project managers work with you to implement waste minimisation strategies to reduce your environmental footprint and lower disposal costs. 
  • Recycling programmes: We design and implement effective recycling programmes to help you divert recyclable materials from landfill and contribute to the circular economy. 
  • Reducing environmental impact: We focus on minimising the environmental impact of your waste management practices while optimising the use of resources. 

Damage Assessment

The task of rebuilding Ukraine’s infrastructure and economy during and after the war represents a huge challenge, but also a significant opportunity to modernize the country with a view to EU accession. At the same time, considering the scale of the destructions, it is crucial to identify cost-efficient means of rebuilding, while at the same time protection environment and climate. 

As the digital revolution transcends and affects all economic sectors, it is evident that cutting-edge technology should be integrated to accelerate reconstruction efforts.  

Neo-Eco Ukraine, Mission East and UA Damage partnered to prepare a detailed damage assessment report of 70 rural settlements in Mykolaiv which aims to be an enabler for the efficient planning and execution of the region’s reconstruction and to promote awareness on the potential for applying circular economy in the rebuilding efforts. The objective of this innovative data-driven approach, using the latest advances in AI technology, is to ensure better accountability, accuracy, and transparency in rebuilding a better, more sustainable Ukraine for generations to come.   

You can view the joint damage assessment report and conference here: Mykolaiv Damage Assessment Report

Community Regeneration

At Neo-Eco Ukraine, we are deeply committed to community regeneration as an integral part of our holistic approach to the circular economy. We believe that a thriving community is essential for a sustainable future and healing. 

Community Engagement: We actively engage with local communities to understand their needs and aspirations. We work together through open dialogue and partnerships to identify opportunities for positive change and favour civic participation in all our projects, with a dedicated resident relations project manager.  

Sustainable Infrastructures: We invest in and promote sustainable infrastructure projects that improve the quality of life for community members This includes initiatives such as renewable energy installations, green spaces development, and eco-friendly housing.

Job Creation: Through our partnership with Mission East, we are involved in local employment creation, with an ambition to apply a social approach to new jobs for the most vulnerable to restore dignity and help deal with conflict-induced trauma. Our mission is to create new jobs and decent living conditions for combatants and people with disabilities caused by the war. We plan to create around fifty jobs and provide psychological, educational, and social rehabilitation in the Mykolaiv region. 

Community rehabilitation is an important step towards creating viable, sustainable, and prosperous communities. It requires the joint efforts of citizens, organisations, and authorities to achieve a common goal of improving the quality of life for all citizens. Neo-Eco Ukraine works with local and regional authorities, international organisations and communities to ensure maximum involvement in our projects. 

All our community regeneration efforts aim to create resilient and empowered communities that will play a vital role in building a sustainable future for Ukraine.

Reuse, Design, and Development of Eco-products

Eco-design consists in integrating the environment from the design stage of a product or service, and throughout its lifecycle.   

Neo-Eco Ukraine contributes to eco-design by creating a product or a material from secondary raw materials which limits the product’s environmental impact and the waste resources mobilized, while creating new competitive solutions.   

There are many reasons to embark on an eco-design approach including financial savings, increased customer base and accessible products for communities at risk. Neo-Eco Ukraine has already identified opportunities for producing eco-products in Ukraine from recycled materials including:

  • Metals: Recycling for industrial foundries 
  • Straw: Used for straw panel insulation 
  • Wood: Recycling wood into particleboard or crushed and pelletised to produce briquettes for burning. There is a need to develop alternative and complementary outlets for material recovery. The production of recycled wood panels in Ukraine could encourage the construction of straw wood panels and the use of bio-sourced materials. 
  • Inert materials: Recycling into mixed aggregate for roadworks 
  • Rigid and flexible PVC: Recycling of micronized granules in the plastics industry  
  • Concrete: Recycling aggregates for concrete applications 
  • Reuse of donated end-of-stock materials  
  • Gypsum: Recycling plaster into gypsum to produce new boards 
  • Eco-materials for homes and gardens 
  • Reuse of agro-waste materials 

Asbestos Handling Training and Management

During the Soviet era, Ukraine was a major producer of asbestos, and until very recently the country continued to use Russian-produced asbestos on a massive scale for construction. Asbestos is a cheap, ready-to-use, water-resistant material that insulates most roofs in Ukraine.  

Asbestos White Paper

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified asbestos as a proven carcinogen, causing a variety of illnesses from respiratory difficulties to cancers of the lungs, stomach, and other organs. Asbestos is the name of a group of half a dozen natural materials based on silicon minerals. The common characteristic of this family of materials is the presence of microscopic, elongated fibers (chrysotile fiber), which when broken spread through the air, the earth and allows living beings to breathe. 

When considering post-war reconstruction and waste management in Ukraine, it is essential to take long-term environmental protection measures into account. Risks, such as asbestos contamination, need to be fully assessed and appropriate plans and procedures put in place to ensure that they are dealt with carefully and appropriately. 

The current, traditional solution for treating asbestos is to bury it in a landfill for hazardous waste. The final disposal site is equipped with a geomembrane to collect run-off water and prevent asbestos migrating into groundwater and soil. 

Neo-Eco Ukraine is part of an active five-company working group including Mr. Ronny Maas from Amianti BV, which is actively working to produce a standard operating procedure for asbestos management in Ukraine. Overtime, it is hoped to provide asbestos training in Ukraine and set up a small laboratory for asbestos treatment in 2024 with a view to proposing eco-responsible asbestos neutralisation.  

Low-carbon Cement

Approximately, 8% of planet-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, originate from the cement industry, surpassing carbon emissions from aviation at 2%. For reference, the manufacture of cement produces about 450g of CO2 for every 450g of cement produced. If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, after the U.S. and China. Deeper and more innovative decarbonisation efforts will be required to off-set emissions, whilst keeping up with increasing global demand. With the massive damages inflicted upon Ukraine, annual demand for cement in Ukraine is expected to be at 30 million tons for the coming 15-20 years, resulting in at least 28.5 million tons CO2 emission annually. 

With its partner Mission East, Neo-Eco Ukraine has jointly responded to a call for projects from the Danish government’s DANIDA programme to set up a semi-industrial-scale pilot plant for grinding and drying slag and flash-calcining clay to develop the latest state of the art, low-carbon cement in Ukraine, with green energy needed for the plant, produced from waste.  

For more information on our low-carbon cement project, please contact Bart Gruyaert at bgruyaert@neo-eco.fr.

Circular Economy Training and Advocacy

Neo-Eco Ukraine believes that the circular economy is the way to a sustainable future. Our mission is to facilitate the transition to this new approach, and one of our key roles is to actively engage with government, policy makers, communities, and other interested parties to create an enabling environment that supports circular practices and initiatives. We regularly organise trainings and conferences to help: 

  • Understand the concepts and principles of the circular economy 
  • Learn how to apply these principles in your sector or business 
  • See real-life examples of successful circular initiatives and projects 
  • Learn how to develop and implement circular strategies and solutions. 

Contact Neo-Eco Ukraine today if your organisation would benefit from circular economy or sustainability training.