Assisting the transition to a circular economy in England and France
PECT is a key partner in the BLUEPRINT project. BLUEPRINT is an Interreg funded European project aiming to assist the transition to a circular economy in England and France.
Uniting world-class research centres and local authorities, the BLUEPRINT project hopes not only to provide a circular economy transition framework to local authorities across England and France but also to increase household recycling rates and drive the creation of new jobs for the benefit of local communities.
Total project budget is €5.6m, of which the European Regional Development Fund contributed €3.8m
Name of funding programme – Interreg France (Channel) England Programme
Start and end dates – April 2020 to June 2023
areas of focus
- Working with local authorities directly to build a strategic framework combining the action on CE with the need to achieve EU waste targets of 65% by 2035
- Producing a training programme to mobilise social enterprises to prepare individuals to take advantage of new jobs created by the cross-border transition to CE
- Creating a behaviour change within households to increase recycling rates and support CE growth in their local areas.
BECOME A BLUEPRINT CHAMPION
Join a dedicated team of individuals that want to reduce waste in Peterborough.
Receive information and handy resources on how to improve recycling and reduce waste.
CLICK HERE to head over to our BLUEPRINT Champions page, to find out more and sign up.
DOWNLOAD OUR FREE BLUEPRINT SCHOOLS ACTIVITIES
Looking for something to keep the kids entertained? Check out these free downloadable activity sheets that turn things you’d usually throw away into fun activities!
FIND PLACES LOCALLY TO REDUCE YOUR WASTE ON OUR RE-DIRECTORY
Use our RE-Directory to find services near you that recycle, repair, reduce and reuse your waste.
Businesses – are you helping reduce waste? Apply to be featured here.
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PECT is joined by Essex County Council, Kent County Council, EcoWise Ekodenge Limited, Anglia Ruskin University, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, NEOMA BS, Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle, Brighton & Hove City Council (UK) and ESITC Caen in the delivery of BLUEPRINT.