Making and finding value in waste
Connecting Users and Producers of business waste to allow upcycling
The aim of Upcycle Your Waste is to redirect waste and encourage its use for something of equal or greater value.
Get involved if you feel you could use rubbish in your business to improve or develop new products or services. The Soft Marketing Testing event has now taken place and the dynamic purchasing system (“DPS”) tendering page is live to 18 March 2022. The tendering process is called the Norwich Upcycling Exchange.
The Norwich Upcycling Exchange is now set up and will allow you to potentially access the rubbish of the 300 firms we surveyed to allow users to use their rubbish in your business or in the creation of products and services. The Norwich BID is leading this project. We are now connecting waste producers with waste users to help them find value in business rubbish from Norwich city centre.
The next phase in 2022 of Upcycle your Waste involves:
• Connect “Producers” and “Users” to upcycle waste
• Enable SMEs to jointly move towards upcycling their waste
The main parties involved in upcycling are:
SME generating waste and contributing to the scheme.
Getting business rubbish transformed into something new.
Organisations or individual users of SME waste.
Norwich Upcycling Exchange
The Norwich Upcycling Exchange is a new initiative from Norwich BID and the next phase of the Upcycle Your Waste project.
It is an initiative to connect waste producers with waste users, and find the value in rubbish and SME waste. The scheme aims to help businesses upcycling in the City scale up and allow more seamless upcycling to occur.
The full tender description is “The Norwich Business Improvement District (BID)’s Upcycle Exchange Pilot Project, funded by 2 Seas Interreg, supports SMEs to transform their waste products, parts and materials into new products, parts or materials of at least equal and preferably better technical, economic and social quality without burdening people and the environment with hazardous and harmful substances. Further information on the project is available at https://edale.app/upcycle-your-waste. This project looks to establish a dynamic purchasing system to introduce users of waste for upcycling and recycling purposes to producers or suppliers of the waste.” Submit an application at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=FEB163780.
Formal expressions of interest to participate in a procurement process are invited.
Organisations that would like to join the DPS register on the tender platform via the button above and submit an expression of interest and we shall contact you, email Norwich BID’s Procurement Consultant, Faithorn Farrell Timms LLP, via email@example.com.
The Norwich Upcycling Exchange is a Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) project, funded by the EU as part of Interreg 2 Seas.
Frequently Asked Questions
Express an interest to be involved in the programme. If the tender platform looks overbearing complete the form below and we shall be in touch to help.
Understanding Upcycle Your Waste
Upcycling takes your waste and turns it into something better. Upcycling is more energy efficient than recycling: rather than breaking down the object, and starting from scratch, upcycling takes your rubbish, and improves it. So your waste becomes something which is worth something of equal or greater value: better for the planet, and better for your bank balance.
We’re working with Small & Medium Enterprises from across Norwich are being helped to build a circular economy via “Upcycle Your Waste”. This EU initiative is free to all participating businesses. Embrace the opportunity to save money on waste costs, and increase sustainability. Join the Norwich Upcycling Exchange.
There are four themes involved in business upcycling.
Read our full Business Case for Upcycling here.