Upcycle Your Waste, is a new international three year-project brought to you by Norwich BID and Interreg. It is an EU funded project designed to help businesses benefit from the circular economy, which receives support from the EU under the Interreg 2 Seas Programme and will run until 2022.

This ambitious, Europe-wide project has  Norwich as one of only two cities involved representing the UK.

The project aims to get 20% of our collective pre-existing waste stream upcycled. Norwich Bid wants to support your business in reducing its costs, by handling and transforming your waste into new resources. The project is entirely free to participate in, and they are looking for as many businesses as possible to get involved; as it looks at ways Norwich’s business community can reduce it’s impact on the environment, creating a circular economy in the region. 


The first phase of the project will be a 20 minute phone interview, to evaluate your business barriers and drivers for upcycling. In this initial phase of the project, Norwich BID need 100 businesses to take part. The more businesses they can speak to, the better they can plan for how we can use our wasted resources to benefit the community and the planet.

If your business would like to be involved please get in touch with projects@norwichbid.co.uk.

Networking Events

Showcase your upcycle credentials at the Norwich Business Upcycling Fair
Wednesday 17 November, 9am – 2pm at St Andrews Hall at Norwich Halls, Norwich, UK

The Norwich Business Upcycling Fair is around the corner, and we are looking for organisations to join one of our themed zones to exhibit upcycling success, the circular economy and waste services.

Do you help businesses go green? Does your business upcycle commercial waste? Or would you like show people how you work in the circular economy, and want to inspired people to upcycle? Take an exhibitor stand at the Norwich Business Upcycling Fair! Norwich BID is welcoming businesses and experts from across the country, and European Union, to explore the potential of commercial upcycling.

Exhibit in one of 5 themed zones at the Norwich Business Upcycling Fair: Sharing Waste, Trading Waste, Upcycling End of Life Materials, Recycling End of Life Materials, or Waste Platforms.

We have a handful of exhibit spaces available. Does this interest you? It is a great opportunity to showcase your waste and upcycle work. Get in touch with Colette.davies@norwichbid.co.uk if interested, or download an exhibition form here.

Find out more about Upcycle Your Waste.
RSVP to the event as a guest.
Find out more about Norwich BID.

Additional benefits from attending (in addition to exhibiting).

  • Expand your waste and recycling knowledge.
  • Embracing upcycling could save money: minimising your waste will maximise your business.
  • Pick up tips on how to help you and your business to bundle waste and upcycle.
  • Environmental impact: no matter how small your business you can make a huge difference to the environment and help us collectively take steps toward Net Zero.
  • You’ll get ahead on the green pound – making sure your business meets consumer’s needs for ethical and environmentally friendly working.
  • Financial benefit: in this free event we will share some great upcycling tips and show the positive financial impact on your business