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Upcycle Your Waste - Transforming business waste flows into resources at local level

Priority Axis

Resource Efficient Economy

Specific objective

Circular Economy

Lead partner

Gemeente Den Haag

Contact

Start Date

10/12/2019

End Date

10/12/2019

Project budget

3 622 609

ERDF amount

2 173 565

ERDF rate

60%

    About

    Common challenge

    Introduction of circular business cases to transform company waste into resources is a key enabler for the transition to a circular economy. Circular measures like re-design of products and processes and green procurement bring EU companies economic benefits of 3–8% of annual turnover.

    SMEs in particular experience difficulties in adopting circular practices, due to limited organisational, technical and financial capacity. Only 25% of SME waste is currently repurposed. There is growing demand from SMEs for:

    • Knowledge of their waste streams and corresponding circular business cases
    • Demonstrated solutions and tools to improve resource efficiency
    • Better cooperation among companies to organise sufficient scale and develop processes to upcycle waste

    Local authorities and business park managers can enable SMEs at local level to join this transition by facilitating SMEs to build their knowledge base, get organised & incorporate circular business cases and waste processing practices.

    Partnership

    Partners

    Norwich Business Improvement District Ltd

    OD IJmond

    Economisch Huis Oostende

    City of Roubaix

    Kent County Council

    Technische Universiteit Delft

    Katholieke Hogeschool Vives Zuid