An ‘industry-first’ fund has been launched to support UK-based projects and ideas that could reduce the environmental impact of packaging, batteries and electronic waste.
Over three years the Ecosurety Exploration Fund will invest £1 million in projects from companies, charities, not-for-profits and academic institutions.
The fund focuses on supporting innovation or research projects that could reduce the environmental impact of packaging, batteries, and waste electrical or electronic equipment (WEEE) across any part of their life-cycle - from design, production, use or collection through to reduction, reuse or recycling.
Innovations could include awareness campaigns and new technologies, processes, trials or materials.
Funding for any single project is limited to up to £150,000, but there is no minimum value - projects of £10,000 in value or less are equally welcome.
All entries will be considered by a panel of expert judges, including former director of sustainable business at M&S, Mike Barry.
James Piper, chief executive of Ecosurety, said: “The launch of the Ecosurety Exploration Fund is a hugely exciting step for our company. We hope it will provide a vital springboard for projects that offer innovative solutions to the challenges that packaging, batteries and e-waste currently pose to the environment."
"We encourage all organisations with eligible projects to apply to the Ecosurety Exploration Fund and look forward to reviewing the entries.”
Submissions will be accepted until 10 March 2020, with final winners announced in May 2020. For more information, click here.
Posted under General Interest on 4 December 2019