North Sea Port strives to achieve a circular economy by encouraging companies to conserve, exchange and reuse raw materials and energy. By viewing waste as a potential resource, we not only help reduce the global accumulation of rubbish but automatically take a more conservation-minded approach to materials, energy and fuel as well.

New life for old materials 

Discarded cars, railway carriages and dismantled ships are turned into scrap metal, which is then further processed into consumer products. Old paper is recycled into new newspapers as well. We strive to place companies together in intelligent clusters within the port area, so that they can easily exchange waste flows and energy. It is even possible to capture a company's CO2 emissions and reuse the gas before it ever reaches the atmosphere. CO2 is the same carbon dioxide that gives fizzy drinks their carbonation, for instance. Greenhouse horticulture also embraces a supply of CO2, as it promotes optimum growth in greenhouse plants. 


Recycled products 

Examples of recycled products include scrap metal, paper, CO, CO2, plastics and biomass.