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What is Upcycling?

The aim of the project is to accelerate the adoption of circular business cases by SMEs to upcycle company waste into (secondary) resources at local level. (Click on the image to see the video.)

More about the project

The Upcycle Your Waste project that supports small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to turn their company waste into a valuable resource. Businesses can benefit significantly from circular approaches like waste material recovery and green procurement. But many SMEs lack the knowledge, resources and scale to make this transition on their own.

Our Project partners

The 8 Upcycle Your Waste partners are local authorities, business support organisations and knowledge institutes from across the 2 Seas region from The Netherlands, France, Belgium and the United Kingdom that want to help companies to speed up their transition to circularity.

Our Pilot Business Districts

We specifically target 6 business districts. In these 6 districts we support SMEs to pool their waste flows and procure upcycling services to collectively put waste materials in the market as resources. This results in 6 demonstration pilots where we will test approaches for upcycling a range of different waste materials.

Project Outputs

The project outputs we are going to deliver are the demonstration pilots, protocols for SMEs on procurement for upcycling, training programmes and an upcycling guidance.