Green Enterprise Innovation for a Circular Economy

Green Enterprise: Innovation for a Circular Economy is an annual funding call 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. The 2020 funding call is now closed.

The EPA is hosting a series of webinars on Green Enterprise projects. Upcoming dates: 22nd October: Three bioeconomy projects (Cyber Colloids, Hexafly, Symbiobeer) as an event for National Bioeconomy Week. 29th October: Reuse Quality Mark pilot project. To register, please email nwpp@epa.ie.

Green Enterprise projects which completed in 2019/20 are listed below:

OrganisationProject details
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.

Macroom E

NetMap

Report on the management of waste fishing nets in Ireland.

Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment (VOICE)

Cashel, Towards Zero Waste

Lessons learnt and toolkit for communities

Art and Education Resource Store Ireland Ltd t/a ReCreate

All Heads Together

All heads together handbook, a resource for artists and teachers

Community Reuse Network

Reuse Quality Mark Pilot Project

Pilot assessment report

University of Limerick

A Green IT Strategy for the University of Limerick

Case study, infographic and advice pamphlet

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.

FoodCloud

Food for Ireland campaign

Midland Simon Community

Green Jobs in the Simon Community

This project supported the Midland Simon Community to expand the range of material sold in their charity shops and increase the reusability of materials donated.

The Rediscovery Centre Investigating methods for the expansion of paint reuse programmes in Ireland
Community Resources Network Ireland

Designing a service model to improve bulky item reuse

See the 'How to guide for reuse in the public sector': Download now‌ See the project final report: Download now

Consulteco Ltd

Green Teams recognition scheme

Delivery of a  Green Teams training and support programme for green teams and environmental champions in organisations.

  

Green Enterprise projects currently underway are listed below:

OrganisationProject Title
CyberColloids Ltd Scoping the Irish fruit and vegetable supply chain for valuable biomass resources for upgrade
Zero Waste Rezero: Research & Implementation of deposit-return system
Polymer Alloy Technology Teo Single Use Plastic Packaging Remoulded into Pallets
Irish Manufacturing Research SymbioBeer
Roscommon Women's Network Women's Environmental Community Activation Network
Hexafly Hexafly Insect Farming Revolution
Proiseail (An Clochan Liath) Teoranta Minimising fish waste in the supply chain
Carey Building Contractors The development of a resource management and materials circularity protocol for the Irish construction sector
Irish Manufacturing Research Producing a composite from plastic bottles
Your Local Food Network Your Local Food Network & the Simple Food Pledge
Sea Synergy Marine Plastic Waste - Closing the Loop (MARplas) 
Carey Building Contractors Exploring cradle to cradle opportunities in the Irish construction sector

 Last updated 29/09/2020