- A 50% subsidy for an affordable scan of waste streams;
- A 50% subsidy for technological solutions or management systems that optimise waste management;
- Matching supply and demand of 'by-products' in the form of residual flows;
- And inspiring campaigns and learning networks in cooperation with frontrunner companies.
What is From Waste 2 Profit?
Through the From Waste 2 Profit project, partners step up their waste management at companies in the Maas-Rhine region. For SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises)*, sustainability often appears to be a cumbersome and expensive task. In fact, the opposite is true: a sustainable strategy provides competitive advantages, promotes economic growth and creates new jobs.
*An SME is an independent company with less than 250 employees and annual turnover not exceeding €50 million or a balance sheet total not exceeding €43 million.
Waste management (e.g. in the form of reuse or recycling) is a first step towards sustainability and circularity. By making it a priority, companies will soon notice the benefits.
SMEs face many obstacles along the way. These are often of an organisational, technological or financial nature. From Waste 2 Profit seeks to tackle these problem areas.
So what does this mean in concrete terms?
We're establishing a community around waste reduction and valorisation. It's made up of companies seeking to improve their waste management with a view to circularity. We're thus developing a learning network with companies, knowledge institutions and government authorities.
Furthermore, we match suppliers and buyers of 'by-products' and recycled products on a Euregional matchmaking platform.
We create greater awareness about the circular economy. We do this by highlighting best practices of frontrunners in waste management.
Waste stream audit
We offer companies an audit of waste streams . We identify exactly how much and what kind of waste they produce. This enables us to spot opportunities to reduce waste or reuse materials. For this audit, a company is entitled to financial support of €2.500 per waste audit, regardless of the value of the audit, which is in any case capped at €5.000.
Waste optimisation project
We encourage companies to innovate more effectively. We provide support in business and project development, and financial support for technological solutions and management systems. Here too, companies are entitled to financial support of 50% of the total project cost (capped at €40,000).