The global transformation to a circular economy requires moving from linear, highly resource consuming systems with high emissions, waste generation and high impacts on environment, towards circular, less wasteful systems that use resources in a more efficiently and sustainably way.
The European Commission recognised need to transition the through the new Circular Economy Action Plan EU as part of the new sustainability agenda, the European Green Deal.
In this framework, Industrial symbiosis is a key instrument for regions to ensure a more sustainable development helping to strengthen regional growth and promoting competitiveness, thanks to the reuse of waste and energy by-products from industrial processes, saving of materials and energy, the reduction of dependence on imported materials and fossil fuels, and creating new business opportunities and jobs, contributing to close the loop for industrial resources.
SYMBI, Industrial Symbiosis for Regional Sustainable Growth and a Resource Efficient Circular Economy, is an Interreg Europe project aimed at improving the implementation of regional policies related to the promotion of Industrial Symbiosis and Circular Economy from 8 regions.
The SYMBI project Final Conference aims to share with regional authorities and all EU stakeholders interested in Industrial Symbiosis how our partners through interregional cooperation activities based on exchange of experiences, have already improved policy instruments to develop supporting tools for Industrial Symbiosis focussed on align regional policies with the EU Circular Economy strategy to transform Europe into a more resource-efficient economy. Furthermore, we will count on other inspiring projects and initiatives related to Industrial Symbiosis at EU level.
Warmly welcome to join us!
FINAL AGENDA WILL BE AVAILABLE VERY SOON!