A recently published study was conducted by UCC on behalf of the Environmental Proection Agency on Industrial Symbiosis in Ireland.

The overall objective of the study was to identify if industrial symbiosis (IS) type exchanges were occurring or whether there was the possibility that such exchanges could be identified in the Republic of Ireland, through an analysis of data on specific waste streams and companies in Ireland. More specifically, the study sought to identify and characterise the drivers, barriers, support mechanisms, and the potential of added value to the Irish economy.

Source: SMILE Resource Exchange