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Sharing Materials to Minimize Waste: Industrial Symbiosis Project

Type of organisation or company:

Country: 
Spain
City: 
Merida

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Project elaborated in partnership: 
Yes
Submitted by: 
The regional government of Extremadura
Start/End date: 
04/2016 to 03/2021
Ongoing: 
Yes

Type of funding:

Symbi Project

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Description: 

Industrial symbiosis is a form of brokering to bring companies together in innovative collaborations, finding ways to use the waste from one as raw materials for another.

SYMBI project will contribute to improve the implementation of regional development policies and programmes related to the promotion and dissemination of Industrial Symbiosis and Circular Economy.

It addresses 7 participating countries facing the need for policies alignment with the Circular Economy Strategy of the European Commission to transform Europe into a more competitive resource-efficient economy. INDUSTRIAL SYMBIOSIS looks at interactions between the environment, the economy and industry, and promotes the sharing of materials to minimize waste, following the example of a natural ecosystem, where everything is reused.

Main results: 

SYMBI project will contribute to improve the implementation of regional development policies and programmes related to the promotion and dissemination of Industrial Symbiosis and Circular Economy, via legislative harmonisation to build sustainable economies.