North Sea Resource Roundabout

Developing solutions for trading recycled material across borders
North Sea Resource Roundabout
The trade and use of recycled materials should be a significant driver of economic growth as northern European countries move towards more circular economies. However, different national interpretations of waste regulations for the same material and legal ambiguities around the status of reprocessed materials hamper the cross border trade in secondary resources.

Through the North Sea Resource Roundabout project, part of the work of the Circular Economy Task Force, Green Alliance is working with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the UK to identify where these regulatory barriers are obstructing circular economy business models and engaging regulators in developing solutions. The aim is for innovative approaches developed between like-minded countries to then be adopted more widely first at the regional level and ultimately at the EU level.

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