One industry’s waste can be another one’s resource.
The basis of industrial symbiosis is to move away from traditional take-make-dispose production and consumption flows, building partnerships between industries to turn waste into new materials and resources.
Sharing resources between industrial sites saves raw material and energy consumption, reducing pollution and diverting waste from landfill. It creates new business opportunities and jobs from residues and by-products, and contributes to closing the loop for industrial resources.
Industrial symbiosis offers a great opportunity for companies to work together in finding cost-effective, sustainable solutions to dispose their waste. This not only has a positive impact on industry revenue, but leads the way to transitioning cities and regions towards more sustainable and eco-friendly industrial practices.