Since its creation in 2011, GreenWin has been promoting transition towards a circular model for the chemical, construction, and environmental technology industries.
The circular economy is what forms part of the cluster’s DNA and is at the very heart of its strategy and specificities in the 3 sectors of green chemistry, construction processes and materials, and technologies of the environment and Green Techs. The topic is therefore one that is transversal.
Transitioning towards a circular economy is a crucial step towards the creation of a regenerative economy that will push Wallonia out of a vicious circle of geo-dependence on a number of resources towards a virtuous circle that creates long term, eco-friendly and non-relocatable jobs, and opportunities.
Where GreenWin is concerned, the circular economy has NEVER just been a question of trend: its has been an omnipresent and powerful work focus of its strategy since its creation.
The circular economy goes hand in hand with the other specificities of the cluster, namely :
> seeking carbon neutrality ;
> Life cycle analysis ;
> climate risk assessment.
If the recycling of waste is a key element of a circular economy, it is not the only one, far from it in fact.
GreenWin is designed to focus on the promotion and implementation of circular models of production and on the circular economy.
The circular economy is an integrating principle regrouping different approaches which, connected and in interaction, follow a common objective: the optimisation of the utilisation of resources as levers for the competitiveness of companies.
With this approach, the concepts of eco-conception and circular production, of reverse logistics, of industrial symbiosis and new economic models act in an integrated manner to allow for the industry to transition towards a circular economy.