The Nordic region has a population of over 27 million, and forms the 12th largest economy in the world. Together with the Baltics, Poland and Northern Germany, the population is over 62 million. The Nordics have a long history of collaborating and are frontrunners in circular economy with ambitious climate and environmental targets, motivated decision makers, and driven and interested citizens and communities. However, low and decentralised volumes of the targeted waste streams remain a common issue. This generates further challenges in operational feasibility and security due to challenges in securing sufficient feedstock qualities and quantities.
TREASoURcE brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including businesses, decision makers, consumers and local communities, to innovate collaboratively and cross-sectorally in order to overcome the challenges related to geography or formation of value chains.
Five different types of stakeholder engagement demonstrations will be designed, implemented, tested and replicated to improve sorting and quality of raw materials and to enhance the uptake of circular products on the market. These demos will include concrete cooperative actions, such as workshops for consumers and industry actors, hackathons, fixing workshops, seminars, procurement recipes, and larger cultural or sports events.