The treatment of matter and its transformation is the industrial activity that uses up the most energy and is amongst those that emit the most CO2. The scarcity of non-renewable base materials presents Europe with a critical problem. The development of short channels that favour the exploitation of local resources is notably privileged.
Independently from their potential use as raw materials, waste and waste management constitute a major concern for our society of consumption. Solutions to reduce their quantity and toxicity need to be implemented. The ultimate aim is to transform all waste into usable resources in a circular economy model.
Analysing the deposits and secondary material flows in Wallonia and boosting their industrial development
Supported by the Walloon Ministry for the Environment and with the backing of the Walloon Waste Office - l’Office Wallon des Déchets (OWD) - the WALOSCRAP 12-month project had as objective to study the potential economic development of deposits and local secondary material streams that currently being badly exploited or exported when they could be exploited in Wallonia.
The project focussed notably on deposits /flows from :