Making a difference by going circular

Reduce, reuse, recycle. The race is on to make better use of resources and minimise waste. But putting a circular economy into practice does not happen overnight. Each sector has its own challenges, and going circular requires people to think and act differently.

North Sea projects are doing their bit to help the transition along and support the goals set out in the European Circular Economy Action Plan.

Project highlights

Browse through the slideshow to discover key project achievements:

Explore projects fostering circular economies


BIOCAS: Moving towards a circular bio-economy  

How can biomass be part of the circular economy? BIOCAS worked on a range of biobased products, from cups and textiles to a bridge made from flax



Circ-NSR: Taking a strategic view on circular economies  

In the Circ-NSR project, the partners take a strategic yet practice-oriented look at the emerging circular economies. 

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DecomTools: Taking offshore wind turbines down responsibly  

The first generation offshore wind farms are growing old. DecomTools discovers eco-friendly ways to refurbish, dismantle, and recycle the turbines.

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undefined     ProCirc: Investing in a circular future

ProCirc leverages 30+ circular procurement pilots with a combined value of €40 million. Each pilot will reduce 20-25% raw materials, waste, and CO2 emissions.

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Scale-UP: Making the right matches for cleantech innovators

SMEs may have innovative cleantech solutions but how do they find business partners? Scale-UP addressed this problem using "Meet the buyer" events and matchmaking tools.   

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undefined     SOILCOM: Clearing the way for compost

Composting organic waste reduces waste and improves soils, but has to meet high standards. SOILCOM bridges the gaps to mainstream compost made from biowaste.