REDOL will redesign 5 value chains for solid urban waste (packaging, plastics, construction demolition waste, textiles, and waste electric and electronic equipment) ending-up in the production of 12 circular products. Along the value chains a range of new solutions will be implemented for:
1) Upgrading management technologies to collect, sort and classify solid urban waste (SUW).
2) Enhancing the processing routes of sorted materials to avoid landfilling.
3) Applying cutting-edge digital tools to optimize value chains and interaction among key players.
Moreover, REDOL will provide the required organizational procedures, business models and social innovation actions required for the establishment of successful industrial-urban symbiosis (I-US) interactions and hubs for circularity at local level.
Such an approach will result in the development of guidelines and recommendations for major decision-making bodies and will achieve improved citizens’ perception on solid urban waste (SUW) as a local resource and on recycled products, thus increasing their participation in separate collection schemes.
REDOL will be implemented in Aragon, with Zaragoza in the center of the hub for circularity. This way, REDOL will support its transition towards a zero residues city by 2040.