The Ecosurety Exploration Fund

Environmental Tuesday August 24th, 2021 4:00pm

Ecosurety are investing £1million in projects that aim to reduce the environmental impact of packaging, batteries or EEE through innovation or research in the UK. Grants of up to £150,000 are available to UK registered: limited companies, charities, academic bodies and institutions, community interest companies, public sector organisations and social enterprises with ideas that may ordinarily struggle to get off the ground.

The Fund is interested in ideas that could go on to have a bigger impact beyond the funded project and ideas could reduce the environmental impact across any part of the life cycle – from design, production, use or collection through to reduction, reuse or recycling.

Innovation could include an innovative awareness campaign, technology, initiative, process, trial or material, for example.

Research could include academic or industry research into improving existing systems, processes, infrastructure, technology, consumer behaviour or material use, for example.

Common problems to solve for packaging could include, but are not limited to:

  • Increasing collection rates and/or reducing contamination rates of waste packaging
  • Improving reduction and reuse
  • Providing innovative solutions for unrecyclable or hard to recycle materials

Common problems to solve for e-waste could include, but are not limited to:

  • Identifying and effectively treating WEEE containing Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
  • Improving collection rates of household WEEE
  • Reducing consumer confusion over WEEE recycling
  • Improving responsible reuse and repair

Common problems to solve for batteries could include, but are not limited to:

  • Increasing collection rates of household waste batteries
  • Improving consumer awareness of battery recycling
  • Improving UK recycling of waste batteries

Funds will be released in December 2021 and the project should be completed by the end of 2022. It is essential that applicant’s are able to measure and report on the impact of their project.

Deadline: Tuesday 24 August 2021, 4pm

This fund is not managed by Funding for All. Please click ‘Find out more’ and contact the funder directly for more information.

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