BIOCIRCULARCITIES unfolds on two interrelated levels: the local levels of three pilot territories and the European (or international) level where the project’s results will be replicated.
The section will be gradually updated until September 2023 to follow the advancement of the project and the publication of its results.
Analysing the bioeconomy situation in pilot territories
Biocircularcities will study the situation in the pilot territories to understand to which extend biowaste is underexploited and could be brought better in line with the principles of the circular economy. Partners will:
- Select relevant sectors producing and managing biowaste
- Map relevant stakeholders involved in biowaste management chains
- Identify potential improvements of biowaste chains
Boosting circular bioeconomy in pilot territories
After a first situational analysis, partners will identify and analyse circular bioeconomy best practices that could be successfully implemented in the pilot areas, mapping opportunities and obstacles to the introduction of such processes. The activities developed for that will include:
Identification of best practices and case studies of circular bioeconomy at local level and across Europe, looking for examples of methods of dealing with known process bottlenecks and collect examples of successful national/regional policy instruments.
Local Living Labs and peer-review
Analysis of regulatory frameworks for implementing circular bioeconomy at local level, with a particular focus on the requirements of end-of-waste for organic residual streams.
Policy recommendations at local level
Facilitating the replication in other EU countries
To help transfer the learning from the three pilot areas to other European territories, the project will:
Design a matrix/decision tree able to transfer to other urban European contexts the proposals for policy measures and innovative solutions developed at local level to help implement the circular bioeconomy
Develop web-based tool to assist both policy makers and industry in designing biowaste management strategies.
Prepare general guidelines for implementing biowaste management in Europe adopting a circular bioeconomy approach.
Results will be presented during activities such as local events or webinars. Keep an eye on the events page where these activities will be announced.