The circular economy is a system that reduces, reuses and recycles material to reduce both the entry of raw materials and the production of virgin waste, closing the “loops” and the flow of economic and ecological resources. The search for waste revaluation strategies from different Valencian industrial sectors is vital for the establishment of a circular economy model.
The CIRCLE project focuses on the research of waste revaluation strategies of different Valencian industrial sectors to establish a circular economy model. This way of working is becoming more widespread globally. The first year of the project has seen the development of a knowledge map related to the generation of non-hazardous waste derived from industrial activity in the Valencian Community and its potential for use in the different sectors in the region.
This project has the support of the Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius, Comerç i Treball of the Generalitat Valenciana, through IVACE, and is co-funded by the EU’s ERDF funds, within the ERDF Operational Program of the Valencian Community 2014-2020.