Green Enterprise ongoing projects

Green Enterprise projects currently underway are listed below:

Table 1: Green Enterprise Projects relating to plastics
OrganisationProject TitleDescription
Polymer Alloy Technology Teo Recycling Waste Farm Plastics into On-Farm Livestock Drinkers This project aims to recycle waste farm plastics into on-farm livestock drinkers .
Sea Synergy Marine Plastic Waste - Closing the Loop (MARplas) MarPlas is led by the Sea Synergy research team, the project is working on the full aspect of the fishing net re-use process, from collection and cleaning to reprocessing and new product creation. 
Zero Waste Rezero: Research & Implementation of deposit-return system This project aims to demonstrate national potential of deposit-return scheme for reusable food containers.
Polymer Alloy Technology Teo Single Use Plastic Packaging Remoulded into Pallets This project will showcase the potential of plastics pallet production in a circular economy using mixed plastic waste and demonstrating a prototype, mould and manufacture test.
ÉireComposites Teoranta Developing recyclable wind turbine blades Developing an innovative manufacturing process using recyclable reinforced plastic for producing wind turbine blades. 


Table 2: Green Enterprise projects relating to construction and demolition
OrganisationProject TitleDescription
John Gannon Concrete Ltd T/A Gannon Eco Replacement Aggregate for Cement Products Identifying and testing suitable construction & demolition waste streams for use in concrete production.
Irish Green Building Council Closing the loop on construction Life Cycle Analysis Delivering training on Level(s), the European framework for sustainable buildings. An early design stage carbon design tool will be developed.  
Carey Building Contractors Exploring cradle to cradle opportunities in the Irish construction sector The proposed research project aims to explore cradle-to-cradle and material loop opportunities during the tendering, procurement, pre-construction planning and construction phases on a number of suitable case studies.
Carey Building Contractors The development of a resource management and materials circularity protocol for the Irish construction sector The aim of this proposal is to develop a Resource Management and Materials Circularity Protocol for the construction sector based on evidence-based practice focusing on the waste hierarchy of prevention, preparing for reuse, recycling, energy recovery and disposal.


Table 2: Green Enterprise Projects relating to resources and raw materials
OrganisationProject TitleDescription
Community Reuse Network Ireland Developing a Circular Textiles System for Ireland Delivering a controlled pilot programme comparing different textile collection systems, supported by a communications campaign. 
Irish Manufacturing Research SymbioBeer SymbioBeer: Industrial synergies to reduce food waste
Irish Manufacturing Research Demonstration of industrial synergies to reduce food waste by utilising waste bread as a secondary raw material in the production of beer and utilise beer waste to produce bread.
Roscommon Women's Network Women's Environmental Community Activation Network Demonstration of local circular economy potential by providing training to recover, repurpose and upcycle textiles. This project will also raise awareness and empower women to generate employment opportunities while protecting the environment.
An Mheitheal Rothar Bike remanufacturing Remanufacturing frames of poor condition used bicycles. Six Tús trainees will be trained in cycle mechanic skills, growing the circular economy ecosystem.
Hexafly Hexafly Insect Farming Revolution This project will identify suitable waste streams for conversion to protein by Black Soldier Flies; and demonstrate the conversion of waste to raw materials for producing animal and aquaculture feeds.