Final Event: LOOP-Ports – Circular Economy Network of Ports

LOOP-Ports – Circular Economy Network of Ports project is coordinated by Fundación Valenciaport and funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) through the EIT Climate-KIC initiative. The main goal of the LOOP-Ports project is to facilitate the transition to a more circular economy in the port sector, where products, materials and resources are maintained in the economy for as long as possible, and the waste generation minimised.

The aim is to disseminate the results of the tasks carried out during the project, putting special emphasis on the analysis of the barriers faced by the actors of maritime-port sector when implementing the circular economy in their strategies.. The event will serve to highlight the experiences of the participants in the numerous workshops that have been held during the project. Special emphasis will be put on innovation recommendations as a result of the research carried out with the members of the stakeholder group. Key circular economy practices will be presented during the session.

This project has contributed to the transition of the European economy towards closed-loop systems through the creation of a circular economy network of ports, which will provide an innovation ecosystem around the port activity and stimulate circular economy initiatives in ports. This network of ports facilitates the exchange of experiences and good practices; provides policy recommendations and fosters the training as well as new business opportunities both in port clusters and other industries related to this environment.