Committee for the Environment - Visit to VITO and Metabolon 14-16 October 2014

Session: 2014/2015

Date: 16 October 2014

Visit report.pdf (1.05 mb)

The following members of the Committee joined with a visit organised by the ReNEW project to waste recycling and research facilities in North West Europe:

            Anna Lo                                Committee Chairperson (Alliance)
            Cathal Boylan                     Committee member (Sinn Fein)
            Sandra Overend                 Committee member (UUP)
            Peter Weir                             Committee member (DUP)


ReNEW, ‘Resource innovation Network for European Waste’ is a €5 million project funded by Interreg IVB North West Europe programme.  The project is being led by the Questor Centre at Queen’s University with partners from across North West Europe.  It commenced in January 2013 and will run until June 2015. (

ReNEW aims to drive innovation in the recovery of valuable resources, transforming the waste sector of North West Europe and building a trans-national, cross-sector innovation network.  It will stimulate collaboration between researchers, SMEs and public bodies in North-West Europe, working to develop recovery processes and meet future market needs.

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