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Upcycle your Waste: Interreg 2 Seas

Save money. Save the planet. Start upcycling.

Upcycling takes your waste and turns it into something better. It's more energy efficient than recycling: rather than breaking down the object, and starting from scratch, upcycling takes your object, and improves it. So your waste becomes something which is worth more: better for the planet, and better for your bank balance. 

We're working with Small & Medium Enterprises from across the city to build a circular economy in Upcycle Your Waste. This EU initiative is free to all participating businesses, and will give your business the opportunity to save money on waste costs, and increase sustainability. 

Read our report on the Business Case for Upcycling.


Mobilising Upcycling Your Waste

The Norwich Upcycling Exchange –

Connecting Users and Producers of business waste in Norwich to allow upcycling

The Norwich Upcycling Exchange aims to connect SMEs to waste users, so everyday rubbish can be transformed into something new, without causing any more damage to the planet.

So, if you’re a business with a bin, or a waste processor who’s keen to explore the potential of upcycling or extend your networks, join the Norwich Upcycling Exchange to get access to Norwich’s business waste.

Upcycle Your Waste - Transforming business waste flows into resources at local level

The objective of Upcycle Your Waste is to accelerate the adoption of circular business cases by SMEs that transform waste flows into resources at local level. We aim to achieve this by developing and introducing knowledge, tools and facilities that enable SMEs and local authorities to make this transition.

The overall result of the project is an increased adoption of circular business cases by SMEs in the partner areas in the UK, Belgium, France and The Netherlands, which includes Norwich BID and Kent County Council, OD IJmond, Economisch Huis Oostende, City of Roubaix, Technische Universiteit Delft, Katholieke Hogeschool Vives Zuid.

This project receives support from the EU under the Interreg 2 Seas Programme and will run until 2022.

Visit the Upcycle Your Waste European website.

For more information about the project in Norwich  and how you might get involved please contact martin.blackwell@norwichbid.co.uk

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