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Join the Norwich Upcycling Exchange

If your business generates waste, we need you

In 2020, we conducted audits of over 250 companies operating in Norwich, to find out what was going on in our bins. The results were staggering. 

1.25 tonnes of coffee grounds every single month.

Hundreds of pieces of plastic and polythene waste, daily.

And monthly, over 50 tonnes of food waste. 

On top of that, dozens of other types of waste that could be working harder for people and planet. 

That’s why, two years later, we’ve launched the Norwich Upcycling Exchange. 

Join the Norwich Upcycling Exchange

What is the Exchange?

Like many businesses, you’re probably doing everything you can to reduce your waste, reuse what you can - and recycle what you can’t. 

Upcycling goes further than conventional recycling by creating something new with materials that would have otherwise been throw away. We want businesses to start thinking differently about where they source raw materials, and to question whether the things they’re throwing away are really, definitely “rubbish”.  

We’re building a community where dozens of Norwich businesses are creating new and exciting products, and doing so using the smallest possible number of virgin resources. Where dozens more can reduce their impact on the environment by better understanding their waste.

Want to know more? Read our FAQs

Working in Partnership – get Scoop for free 

Our audits 2 years ago were a snapshot, but it’s vital that we understand what waste in Norwich looks like every day. Scoop is a one-click waste monitoring platform. Scan your bin’s QR code, enter your day’s waste - and you’re done. Sure, tracking your waste is never going to be the best part of your day, but the data we gather can help us make real, lasting changes to Norwich’s environmental footprint. It’s even helping us on the road to Europe’s first net-zero market. (Not to mention, it could save you a few quid.) 

Thanks to funding from our EU partners, Interreg 2 Seas, we’re able to offer a 3-month Scoop subscription to Norwich businesses, for free. You can opt-in when you join the Exchange, or sign up to Scoop directly via the link below (or via 

Sign up for Scoop, free for 3 months 

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We're not alone

This project is funded by Interreg 2 Seas’ Upcycle Your Waste initiative, meaning we can give you the opportunity to save money on waste costs, and reduce the waste your business sends to landfill, for free. 

Find out more about the Interreg 2 Seas project

Visit the European Upcycle Your Waste site 

Watch the Upcycle Your Waste explainer video