The study looks at most of the segments in public and industrial waste in Romania and presents their current status and needs as well as the biggest environmental challenges for the upcoming five years.
The analysis shows that there is a gap between status quo and market needs. This opens up for business opportunities for suppliers of equipment, waste management companies and digitial services in the areas of reuse / recycling/ or reduction of waste.
“In the next years Norwegian companies will find huge opportunities in the Romanian waste sector, especially when paired with project possibilities under the new EEA and Norwegian Financial Mechanism”, says Anne Lise Rognlidalen, programme manager of the Green Industry Innovation Programme in Romania.
“Norwegian companies like Tomra and Mepex Consult went in for Norway Grants projects in the past programme period and it led to wonderful results both for the environment and for sustainable businesses”.
To present the study in more detail, Innovation Norway invites interested Norwegian stakeholders to a launching event on August 24th 2017 from 08:30 until 10:00 h. Save the date, more information will be coming after summer holidays!
In the meantime, take a look at the summary of the study, or even the full version, which also includes lists of
- Licensed municipal waste collection operators
- Recycling operators
- Hazardous waste incinerators and landfills
The study was financed by Norway Grants under the bilateral funds of the Green Industry Innovation Romania programme. It was initiatied by the Norwegian Association for Hazardous Waste (NFFA) and the Norwegian Waste Management and Recycling Association (Avfall Norge).
As another follow-up activity Innovation Norway will offer a study trip to Romania in October 2017. Interested parties can apply for travel support. Innovation Norway will in the coming years operate two EEA & Norway Grants programmes in Romania among the focus areas of which are ressource efficency, green innovation and circular economy.
The first project calls are expected for Spring 2018 and will represent huge opportunities for Norwegian stakeholders as project partners in the mentioned areas.