Join TULIPS at the World Circular Economy Forum

April 2024

On 18 April 2024 the TULIPS project will be privileged to host a STUDIO on “Zero Waste Airports” at this year’s World Circular Economy Forum. The event is understood as the world’s leading event for circular economy thinkers, doers and leaders organized by Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, with international partners. Are you involved or interested in practical tools for airports and to hear about the methodology we are currently testing at Schiphol, Oslo and Larnaca, then join the session in Teams.  

The circular challenge for airports 

As concerns about polluting side effect of air travel increase, airport operators are starting to integrate principles of circular economy to reduce waste, emissions and extend product lifetimes. Yet standards and procedures are still very fragmented and it is hard for airport operators to judge the impact of processes modifications in this direction.  

How to start with measuring? 

Still it becomes visible, that the transition has started. It is to this result in circular economy principles being naturally integrated in airport operations in Europe and beyond. To provide a larger picture on the progress of CE in airport operations and to facilitate stakeholders with overcoming the initial implementation gap, the TULIPS WCEF Studio will provide tools and present a methodology on how to systematically analyse resource streams, treatment and environmental impact, taking into consideration relevant stakeholders.  

Practical circular tools to empower airports 

The methodology presented is currently tested and validated at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Avinor Airport in Oslo and Hermes Airport in Larnaca and should include inspiring information for other airports and their local waste strategies. Participants can benefit from access to practical tools and valuable insights that aim to empower airports to seamlessly integrate circular principles into their operations.  

Join us and be at the forefront 

Don’t miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of change in airport sustainability practices. Join the conversation with @annerademaker @Sarasolis @ElisabethTschavgova @christianvanmaaren on April 18th! 

The Studio will broadcast the session on 18 April 2024 from 13:00 – 15:00 UTC+2 You may join the session in TEAMS

More information on Workpackage 6 – circular airports

Would you like to know more about TULIPS circular activities? Read about the Waste Safari they organised or watch the interview with Anne Rademaker of EME.