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. The 2020 funding call is open for applications until 14th August 2020. Please see Green Enterprise for information.

Below is a summary of the Green Enterprise Projects which completed in 2019/20:

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


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.



Food for Ireland campaign

Midland Simon Community

Green Jobs in the Simon Community

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

Below is a summary of the Green Enterprise Projects currently underway:

OrganisationProject Title
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
CyberColloids Ltd Scoping the Irish fruit and vegetable supply chain for valuable biomass resources for upgrade
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) 
Community Reuse Network Designing a service model to improve bulky item reuse
Consulteco Ltd Green Teams recognition scheme
Carey Building Contractors Exploring cradle to cradle opportunities in the Irish construction sector


Last updated 29/07/2020