Upcycle your Waste

This project is set up under the Interreg 2 Seas program, a European territorial cooperation program for the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Belgium. The program is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The objective of this project is to accelerate the adoption of circular business cases by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that transform waste flows into resources at local level. This project aims to achieve this by developing and introducing knowledge, tools and facilities that enable SMEs and local authorities to make this transition.

The 8 partners in Upcycle Your Waste are the City of The Hague (NL), Norwich Business Improvement District (UK), IJmond Environmental Service (NL), Economisch Huis Ostend (BE), City of Roubaix (FR),  Kent County Council (UK), Vives (BE), and Delft University of Technology (NL).

The project aims to deliver:

  • Six pilots in the facilitation of groups of SMEs to adopt of circular business cases based on collective waste stream analysis, and to set up procurement and contracting of waste management.
  • A protocol for SMEs on procurement for upcycling. This protocol shows how SMEs can set up collective procurement of waste services to introduce innovative circular solutions at local level.
  • Training and capacity building programs for SMEs on regulation, waste stream analysis, circular business cases and procurement.
  • Upcycling guidance for local authorities and business district managers on working with SMEs to adopt circular business cases.

Find more information here.

If you are interested in this project please send Jan-Henk Welink (j.h.welink@tudelft.nl) an e-mail. We will keep your informed on activities in this project.