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.
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.
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.
|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.
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.
|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.