Green Enterprise Innovation for a Circular Economy Projects 2020

Green Enterprise: Innovation for a Circular Economy is an annual funding programme under the National Waste Prevention Programme which is specific to the policy area of the circular economy and aims to develop innovative practical applications and solutions that stimulate the circular economy in Ireland. 

Below is a summary of the Green Enterprise Projects which completed in 2019

Project referenceOrganisationProject details
2017-ET-CP-91 Central Solutions Ltd

EPA Large Water Users Community of Practice Phase 4

A Certified Water Stewards Programme with 5 new steps towards better Water Stewardship in Ireland.

2016-ET-CP-84 Macroom E


Report on the management of waste fishing nets in Ireland.

2016-ET-CP-83 Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment (VOICE)

Cashel, Towards Zero Waste

Lessons learnt and toolkit for communities

2016-ET-CP-87 Art and Education Resource Store Ireland Ltd t/a ReCreate

All Heads Together

All heads together handbook, a resource for artists and teachers

2016-ET-CP-85 Community Reuse Network

Reuse Quality Mark Pilot Project

Pilot assessment report

2016-ET-CP-80 University of Limerick

A Green IT Strategy for the University of Limerick

Case study, infographic and advice pamphlet

2015-ET-CP-71 Wheely Environmental Refuse Service (WERS Waste)

Development of a Sustainable rHDPE Automotive Grade Commercialisation Strategy

The project found that the critical success factors for the development of a sustainable automotive grade HDPE are the control of contaminants in the Melt Flow Index.


Below is a summary of the Green Enterprise Projects which are underway in 2020

Project referenceOrganisationProject Title
2019-ET-CP-99** Zero Waste Rezero: Research & Implementation of deposit-return system
2019-ET-CP-98** Polymer Alloy Technology Teo Single Use Plastic Packaging Remoulded into Pallets
2019-ET-CP-102** Irish Manufacturing Research SymbioBeer
2019-ET-CP-100** Roscommon Women's Network Women's Environmental Community Activation Network
2019-ET-CP-101** Hexafly Hexafly Insect Farming Revolution
2019-ET-CP-96 CyberColloids Ltd Scoping the Irish fruit and vegetable supply chain for valuable biomass resources for upgrade
2019-ET-CP-97 Proiseail (An Clochan Liath) Teoranta Minimising fish waste in the supply chain
2018-ET-CP-93 Carey Building Contractors The development of a resource management and materials circularity protocol for the Irish construction sector
2018-ET-CP-95 Irish Manufacturing Research Producing a composite from plastic bottles
2018-ET-CP-92 Your Local Food Network Your Local Food Network & the Simple Food Pledge
2018-ET-CP-94 Sea Synergy Marine Plastic Waste - Closing the Loop (MARplas) 
2017-ET-CP-90 FoodCloud Food for Ireland campaign
2017-ET-CP-89 Community Reuse Network Designing a service model to improve bulky item reuse
2015-ET-CP-72 Consulteco Ltd Green Teams recognition scheme
2016-ET-CP-86 Carey Building Contractors Exploring cradle to cradle opportunities in the Irish construction sector

 ** Projects newly awarded under the 2019 Green Enterprise Call

Last updated 30/01/2020