Residue circularity project in the nautical industry
This circularity project, proposed by the Balearic Marine Cluster and supported by our companies, consists of carrying out a selection of different types of waste and subsequently analysing the technical and economic feasibility of transforming it into useful raw material for other production processes.
Currently, the management of waste generated by the nautical industry complies with current waste regulations. However, this waste circularity project aims to go further in order to achieve excellence by setting a goal of having a nautical industry that generates zero waste in the long term.
Results to date
During 2020, both the quantity and the typology of the waste generated by a sample of twelve companies in the nautical sector were analysed. From this analysis, 85 different types of waste have been obtained, of which five have been selected to carry out the technical and economic feasibility analysis in the first phase of the project.
It has now been possible to launch the project, starting with a study to categorise these five types of waste and carry out a series of tests to determine possible decontamination.
Main actors in the project
While Balearic Marine Cluster is positioned as the main coordinator of this project, the collaboration of other public and private organisations is necessary to achieve the proposed results in the most efficient way possible. For this reason, Balearic Marine Cluster has the support of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands, the Institute for Business Innovation (IDI) as well as the University of the Balearic Islands and the waste managers TIRME and ADALMO.
Benefits of the project
This circularity project offers a unique possibility for the sustainable and environmental development of our industry.
The Balearic Marine Cluster aims to position our islands at the forefront of industrial sustainability. Therefore, this project is presented as an investment to achieve long-term sustainability objectives.