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The significance of circular economy is increasing globally as natural resources are diminishing and waste amounts are growing.

Businesses in many sectors are facing the challenge of resource scarcity. Hence waste should be treated as a valuable resource.

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Background

The significance of circular economy is increasing globally as natural resources are diminishing and waste amounts are growing. Businesses in many sectors are facing the challenge of resource scarcity. Hence waste should be treated as a
valuable resource.

Circular economy is not just about the efficient use and recycling of materials; it involves wholly new economic model

Industries already applies many circular economy principles. Next step is to reduce significantly wastes gone to landfills and maximize the value of recovered side streams.

Side streams have major economic potential. The challenge is that the streams
are scattered and their overall management is missing. This means that potential
customers are not reached, i.e. side streams value network is not working
effectively.

However, efficient utilization of side streams and the commercialization of new
value add applications represent a major opportunity to the industries ecosystems.

Objectives

To build ‘One Stop Service for CE Clusters and new businesses’ which

Acts as a market integrator in new innovations support mechanisms
Brings together cost-efficiently existing and future solutions
Combines critical mass enabling investments for new business opportunities
Prevents silos between different parties and enhances commercializing of innovations
Enables continuous development and resource efficiency
Maximizes added value of reuse and enhances objectives of circular economy

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