Six months after the launch of this new adventure, the Biocircularcities partners have completed the first stages of their exploratory journey. They gathered their travelling companions, stakeholders of the local biowaste chains of the pilot territories, who already started sharing constructive feedback during three exchange sessions, the “Local Living Labs”. Their input will be crucial at each step of the project as no circular bioeconomy can be implemented in the pilots without the active involvement of the local actors.
It is also important to know the surrounding environment, that is to have a general idea on the current biowaste streams in the three pilot areas as well as a good overview on legal aspects both at European and local level. For that, the Biocircularcities consortium is currently working on defining key biowaste value chains in the pilot areas and analysing the existing policy framework and good practices in circular bioeconomy at European and pilot territory level. This first work will be used in a second phase of the project to identify the current barriers and opportunities linked with local regulation or current awareness of the circular bioeconomy solutions, and to explore how biowaste management can be optimised.
Do you want to know more?
Read Biocircular Echoes #1, the first issue of the Biocircularcities newsletter, to get a short overview of the project’s first steps, which we hope will convince you to follow our path. Enjoy your reading and make sure you receive the next one directly in your mailbox by subscribing to the Biocircularcities mailing list.
28 April 2022