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More than 1,450 users and 31 companies collaborate on the Circular Market platform, converting waste into resources.
This morning the results of the collaborative tool Circular Market, developed by Tecnun and financed by the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, were presented.
This morning the School of Engineering of the University of Navarra hosted the event "Sharing resources to generate value", in which the results of the SEGI project, coordinated by Tecnun and financed by the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, were presented. The aim of the project is to facilitate the exchange of resources between organisations through the Circular Market web platform , so that the waste and by-products of one organisation become the raw material of another.
The platform "allows companies to offer and demand all kinds of resources such as surplus or waste, second-hand machinery and other facilities. Currently more than 1,500 users and 31 companies are using the tool", as explained by the professor of Tecnun, Carmen Jaca.
The purpose of this tool is to connect organisations to share opportunities and knowledge on circular economy, offer joint access to services or propose collaborative projects to improve the sustainability of their offer. "It has been very well received in different parts of Spain, especially in Gipuzkoa, and also in Spanish-speaking countries, China and Canada", as Jaca pointed out this morning.About Circular Market
The tool emerged on the technological campus of the University of Navarra as an adaptation of other existing collaborative platforms at user level, i.e. for buying and selling second-hand goods between individuals. However, as explained by the researcher at Tecnun, Carmen Jaca, Circular Market incorporates legal issues, such as those related to waste management, so that its use is facilitated and companies know at all times what they are obliged to do and how they can better manage their exchanges.
The platform also aims to be a forum for other activities related to the circular economy, such as the sharing of resources and services or collaboration on projects. "Success stories, sustainable practices and examples of circular economy are also published," Jaca said.
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