The Basque Country is a world-class area in Europe in the field of Eco-industries and the Circular Economy.

The Basque Country is making a commitment to a new economic model based on the Circular Economy, facilitating the production of goods and services while reducing consumption and waste of raw materials, water and energy sources. A new economy based on the principle of “closing the life cycle” of products, services, waste, materials, water and energy.

It also presents a series of far-reaching competitive advantages, to position itself as a European reference region in the circular economy and it facilitates the attraction of investment, talent, technology, and development of new strategic projects.ectos estratégicos.

ACLIMA. Basque Environment Cluster

ACLIMA-Basque Environment Cluster, is a pioneer cluster founded in 1955 and is leader in the Basque environmental sector. It represents companies, public entities, agents in the Basque Science and Technology Network and university training centres who, in collaboration with other public and private players, are facilitating the transition of all Basque industrial sectors to a Circular Economy Model.


Basque Ecodesign Center, is a centre constituted in collaboration between private sector companies and the Basque Government, to boost product eco-innovation in the supply chain of the Basque industrial sector, through collaboration between companies, the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) and leading international knowledge centres.

Main Basque companies in the Circular Economy


A subsidiary of FCC-Citizen Services, dedicated exclusively to the management of industrial waste of all kinds, both hazardous and non-hazardous, as well as all kinds of projects for recovery and remediation of contaminated soil and other environmental liabilities.


Industry specialist with extensive experience in the management of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and complex scrap metals, including logistics services, on-site dismantling of industrial facilities and recycling in its treatment plants.


Multinational offering services in Engineering, Architecture and Consulting, with 32 offices in 14 countries (Europe, Asia, America and Africa). It provides services in Industrial Engineering and Energy, Civil Engineering, Environment, Systems and Telecommunications, Advanced Analysis, Consulting and Architecture.


Company specialized in the recycling of PET; starting from post-consumer bottles, it produces 100% recycled and 100% recyclable materials for the automotive, food and packaging industries, ensuring improvement of the environment and reduction of CO2 emissions. Its R&D department is involved in research into new applications for materials that are not yet recyclable.


Leading company in the Water Cycle. Design, construction, operation, maintenance and management of infrastructure services for water treatment and distribution. International presence in over 20 countries worldwide with reference projects in the field of water treatment and desalination by reverse osmosis.

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