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Eight Spanish projects compete for the Green Alley Award for the circular economy

  • Organised by ERP’s parent company, Landbell Group, 25,000 euros are awarded for the most innovative services and products

A total of eight Spanish projects will compete this year for the 7th edition of the European Green Alley Award, organised by Landbell Group and its subsidiaries (including ERP), with 25,000 euros awarded to the most innovative circular economy services and products, developed by European start-ups.

This year, a total of 189 projects from 24 European countries have been submitted to the competition. Having put forward eight projects, Spain shares fourth position, along with the Netherlands, of countries with the highest number of projects in the competition, behind Germany (61), Italy (49) and the United Kingdom (15).

Last year was the first year in which a Spanish company, VEnvirotech, reached the final, thanks to the development of a technology that allows the creation of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) bioplastics using bacteria. “We are delighted to see that more Spanish projects are taking part in the Green Alley Awards. We wish them the best of luck and hope that some of them succeed in getting into the final”, says Laura Alonso, ERP Spain’s general manager.

With regard to the different types of solutions presented, half of the Spanish companies have opted for recycling, 25% for waste prevention and the other 25% for digital solutions for the circular economy.