Green Enterprise Innovation for a Circular Economy

Green Enterprise: Innovation for a Circular Economy is an annual funding call under the National Waste Prevention Programme which is specific to the policy area of the circular economy and aims to develop innovative practical applications and solutions that stimulate the circular economy in Ireland. We plan to launch the 2021 call in May.

During 2020 we held a series of Green Enterprise webinars to highlight innovative projects from the programme. You can view these recordings below:


Green Enterprise projects which completed since 2019 are listed below:

OrganisationProject details
Central Solutions Ltd

EPA Large Water Users Community of Practice Phase 4

A Certified Water Stewards Programme with 5 new steps towards better Water Stewardship in Ireland.

Macroom E


Report on the management of waste fishing nets in Ireland.

Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment (VOICE)

Cashel, Towards Zero Waste

Lessons learnt and toolkit for communities

Art and Education Resource Store Ireland Ltd t/a ReCreate

All Heads Together

All heads together handbook, a resource for artists and teachers

Community Resources Network Ireland

Reuse Quality Mark Pilot Project

Pilot assessment report. See webinar recording above.

University of Limerick A Green IT Strategy for the University of Limerick Case study, infographic and advice pamphlet. See webinar recording above.
Wheely Environmental Refuse Service (WERS Waste)

Development of a Sustainable rHDPE Automotive Grade Commercialisation StrategyThe project found that the critical success factors for the development of a sustainable automotive grade HDPE are the control of contaminants in the Melt Flow Index.


Food for Ireland campaign

Midland Simon Community

Green Jobs in the Simon CommunityThis project supported the Midland Simon Community to expand the range of material sold in their charity shops and increase the reusability of materials donated.

The Rediscovery Centre

Investigating methods for the expansion of paint reuse programmes in Ireland

Community Resources Network Ireland

Designing a service model to improve bulky items reuse. For more see the 'How to guide for reuse in the public sector', project infographic and the project final report. See webinar recording above.

Consulteco Ltd

Green Teams recognition scheme included delivery of a Green Teams training and support programme for green teams and environmental champions in organisations

CyberColloids Ltd

Scoping the Irish fruit and vegetable supply chain for valuable biomass resources for upgrade. See webinar recording above.

Irish Manufacturing Research

Producing a composite from plastic bottles

Your Local Food Network

Your Local Food Network & the Simple Food Pledge

Proiseail (An Clochan Liath) Teoranta

Minimising fish waste in the supply chain


Green Enterprise projects currently underway are listed below:

OrganisationProject Title
Polymer Alloy Technology Teo Recycling Waste Farm Plastics into On-Farm Livestock Drinkers
John Gannon Concrete Ltd T/A Gannon Eco Replacement Aggregate for Cement Products
Irish Green Building Council Closing the loop on construction Life Cycle Analysis
Community Reuse Network Ireland Developing a Circular Textiles System for Ireland
ÉireComposites Teoranta Development of an innovative manufacturing process using Recyclable Reinforced Plastic for producing wind turbine blades
Zero Waste Rezero: Research & Implementation of deposit-return system
Polymer Alloy Technology Teo Single Use Plastic Packaging Remoulded into Pallets
Irish Manufacturing Research SymbioBeer
Roscommon Women's Network Women's Environmental Community Activation Network
Hexafly Hexafly Insect Farming Revolution
An Mheitheal Rothar Bike remanufacturing
Carey Building Contractors The development of a resource management and materials circularity protocol for the Irish construction sector
Sea Synergy Marine Plastic Waste - Closing the Loop (MARplas) 
Carey Building Contractors Exploring cradle to cradle opportunities in the Irish construction sector

 Last updated 26/03/2021