Towards Zero Waste in Industrial Networks: Policy Recommendations from the ZeroWIN Project

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  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-ISP
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University Press
    VOLUME:
    Policy Brief No. 6, 2013
    TITLE:
    Towards Zero Waste in Industrial Networks: Policy Recommendations from the ZeroWIN Project
    AUTHORS:
    by Claudia Luepschen, Ruediger Kuehr and Federico Magalini
    PUB DATE:
    2013•09•11
    ISSN WEB:
    1814-8026
    ISBN 13:
    978-92-808-3107-8
    COPYRIGHT:
    United Nations University
    COPYRIGHT YEAR:
    2013

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    ZeroWIN (Towards Zero Waste in Industrial Networks) is a five-year project (2009–2014) under the European Commission’s Seventh Research Framework Programme. The ZeroWIN project has developed effective strategies for waste prevention through industrial networks. Ten industrial case studies in the automotive, construction, electronics and photovoltaic industries form the core of the project and exchange energy, water and materials in such a way that waste from one industry becomes raw material for another.

    This policy brief suggests what can be done to advance the implementation of industrial networks in practice, based on first outcomes of the ZeroWIN project.