Empowering Circular Communities on the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Galápagos, Ecuador - The project “Leveraging Empowered Circular Communities in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador: A Promising Pathway to Sustainable Development and Conservation” aimed at transforming fish waste into business opportunities has successfully commenced in the Galápagos Islands, as part of a broader initiative encouraging the creation of "Circular Communities". The project aims to find solutions to various environmental and anthropogenic challenges that threaten The Galápagos seafood system.

A circular community maximizes resource efficiency, reduces waste, and promotes sustainability. In a circular community, the life cycle of products is extended through regenerative practices, reuse, repair, renovation, and recycling. The goal is to create a closed system where materials and resources remain in use for as long as possible, extracting maximum value from them while in use, and then recovering and regenerating products and materials at the end of each service life cycle.

A more comprehensive overview of the project can be found on the website of the TU Delft Centre of Entrepreneurship

May 2024: Primary Outcomes

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