C2 CIRCWASTE – CIRCULAR ECONOMY SERVICE CENTRE
The circular economy service centre is one of the subprojects of the CIRCWASTE project, which is funded by the EU LIFE IP funding programme. Turku University of Applied Sciences is involved in the implementation of the following Support services for resource efficiency work packages:
Support service for public procurements
The work package promotes resource-efficient public procurements. The circular economy service centre serves both public and private actors nationwide, especially providing assistance in how the goals and criteria of circular economy can be benefited in public procurements. The support service for public procurements communicates about good circular economy procurements both nationally and internationally.
- Support service for recognizing funding opportunities in circular economy
The circular economy service centre wants to inform actors within circular economy about ongoing funding opportunities. The support services collect funding calls and inform the actors about these.
- Support services for industrial symbioses
The FISS (Finnish Industrial Symbiosis System) model of operations is not extensively used and does not work as flexibly and effectively as one might hope. The circular economy service centre monitors the development of FISS and the national waste flow and by-product data platform and contemplates on new methods to create industrial symbioses.
- Regional educational services for the use of tools
Turku University of Applied Sciences organizes training in the implementation of the tools created by the circular economy service centre. The trainings may be events, webinars, podcasts or publications, depending on what is needed.
- Facilitating the creation of circular economy road maps on a regional and municipal scale
Updating the regional circular economy road maps, created in the pioneering municipalities, is now relevant. Turku University of Applied Sciences participates in the updating work by facilitating road map workshops according to the region's wishes and needs.
Circwaste – Towards Circular Economy is a seven-year project that receives its primary funding from the EU LIFE IP programme and consists of 19 subprojects. The project is coordinated by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE). The project seeks to find solutions for more efficient utilization of municipal and industrial waste, industrial by-products, construction waste and soils as well as surplus food.