Project pARTNERS

TULIPS, backed by €25 million in EU funding, focuses on innovating low-carbon mobility and airport sustainability for four years. It aims for zero emissions and zero waste airports by 2030, leading to climate-neutral aviation by 2050. Notably, WorkPackage (WP) 6 spearheads Circular Airport efforts and is led by EME.

Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, one of the world’s best-connected airports, is committed to achieving zero waste by 2030, with a vision to ultimately become energy-positive and circular. Actively promoting new initiatives, Schiphol recognizes the growing importance of circular practices, yet acknowledges there’s still much progress to be made on this transformative journey.

Excess Materials Exchange (EME), a pioneering software platform, facilitates optimal reuse of excess materials worldwide. Committed to waste elimination and circular practices, EME’s digital platform unlocks the maximum potential of company materials, products, and waste streams by matching them to their highest value uses

Hermes Larnaca Airport, situated on the southeastern coast of Cyprus, is dedicated to fostering community support, environmental protection, and a safe, productive workplace through responsible initiatives. Given their island location, they inherently prioritize resource conservation and boast exemplary circular economy practices in reusing materials

Delft University of Technology, founded in 1842, is one of the world’s top Universities of Technology.
Within its esteemed department of Industrial Design Engineering, a dedicated team focuses on developing behavior change strategies aimed at fostering circularity and sustainability within European airports.

Avinor Oslo Airport, the largest airport in Norway, aims to optimize resource utilization to reduce the need for extracting new natural resources. With their ambitious plan towards zero waste, cutting food waste, and optimizing recycling, they demonstrate their dedication to circular economy principles.

Work package circular airports

The main objectives of WP6 Circular Airports are piloting initiatives, which reduce operational resource streams by 20% by 2025 (comparing 2019 – 2024) and maximise secondary materials for constructional resource streams. As well as, consequently, scaling solutions to develop a circular economy roadmap for airports that will guide them in implementing circular economy solutions and achieving their sustainability goals. By doing so, the TULIPS consortium hopes to contribute to the development of a more sustainable aviation industry.