Teesside University houses the Circular Economy and Recycling Innovation Centre, created in May 2020 to address the advancement of new disruptive technologies designed to help reduce industry’s reliance on finite resources and eliminate waste. The new Centre builds on the partners’ 20+ years of research into environmental and sustainable engineering technologies, and will enable companies to lessen the impact their operations have on the environment. 


Research and development activities focus on areas such as recycling, re-use and re-manufacturing, with the aim of conceiving break-through systems and/or processes which inform the closed-loop approach of the circular economy. In addition, by concentrating on novel techniques that have less environmental impact, the Centre supports operators of plant, machinery and equipment to extend the life-span of their assets through new approaches and solutions for recovery, repair and repurposing