Murcia launches Circular Education Lab
13 Apr 2023
Murcia has launched a new Circular Education LAB, a new circular and social initiative allowing citizens, in particular children and families to re-use and play around with waste from the city. The aim of the Lab is to raise circular awareness among the inhabitants of Murcia.
The Lab receives waste from a network of private companies. Another network of schools, nurseries and other similar organisations then organises visits to the LAB where participants learn about the importance of turning waste into a resource through games, art, craft and design. This way, the LAB becomes a circular meeting point in the city.
The Circular Education Lab fits the broader circular ambitions of Murcia. As noted in the CCD Report 2022, the city has a comprehensive Circular Economy Strategy, with the objective of achieving 100% circularity by 2050. Most circular actions in Murcia are targeted at tourism, agriculture and trade, with a special focus on bio-waste.
Murcia is also highly active in European projects. For example, within the HOOP project Murcia is creating an online platform for knowledge exchange between like-minded cities to help support the implementation of large scale circular bio- waste projects. Aside from that it is also a demonstration city in the Valuewaste project and a replication zone in CityLoops.