The FRONTSH1P Circular Economy Action Plan

Authors: Iwona Adamkiewicz & Katarzyna Woźniak  The goal of the FRONTSH1P project is to ensure the green and just transition of the Polish region of Łódzkie towards decarbonisation and territorial regeneration through the demonstration of highly replicable...

The Digital Tools that will Help Make the Circular Economy a Reality

Author: Fabio Magrassi In addition to the work on citizen and stakeholder engagement and impact assessment, WP7 of the FRONTSH1P project is also responsible for the development of a digital platform/tools. At the heart of WP7 lies the development of a powerful...

Social Participation vs Citizen Engagement

Author: Magdalena Mirys The challenge facing the municipality of Parzęczew – implementing the idea of circularity in the municipality – requires the involvement of many actors of social life, from the public authorities and its organisational units to residents and...

Circular Citizens for a Circular Future!

Authors: Aimee Forcada, Luca Polidori In recent years, the critical role of people in transitioning towards a circular economy has become increasingly apparent. The choices and behaviours of citizens as consumers can significantly influence future sustainability...

WP7: Driving Circular Economy Innovation for a Sustainable Future

Author: Fabio Magrassi This newsletter focuses on Work Package 7 (WP), which is responsible for deploying a citizens and stakeholders engagement methodology and tools around the Circular Systemic Solutions: Involving circular economy brokers; Developing a methodology...

FRONTSH1P General Assembly Leeuwarden

Author: Carmela Navarro Medina On the 13 and 14 June, the fourth General Assembly of the FRONTSH1P project took place in the city of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. The event was a defining moment where all members of the consortium came together to present and discuss...

CSS4: Empowering Citizens through the Implementation of a Social Enterprise for 3D Printing

Author: Aimee Forcada In recent years, the circular economy has gained importance and momentum at the European level and is considered an essential means to fight climate change in the Green Deal and European funding programmes. One of the goals of FRONTSH1P is to...

CSS4: Social and Professional Activation of Citizens and the Possibilities of Using 3D Printing

Authors: Agnieszka Sitarz & Łukasz Waszak In 2021, the average European collected 530kg of garbage (the average in Poland is slightly lower, 358kg). At the same time, selective collection accounted for about 50% of the total amount of waste. The reuse of waste as...

CSS4: Foaming Methods for Rubber Technology

Authors: Mateusz Imiela & Kamil Maszczyk The Technology of the Foaming Process Elastomeric foams, compared to foams made from thermoplastics in general, have unique properties like tensile strength leading to their widespread use, higher flexibility, energy...

CSS3: Synergies with the Other Work Packages

Authors: Alberto Reis & Rafał Łukasik The FRONTSH1P project contains 4 major Circular Systemic Solutions (CSSs) strongly linked to each other. All CSSs create a circular value chain within each CSSs as well as in the cross-cutting approach, i.e., on a higher level...


A FRONTrunner approach to Systemic circular, Holistic & Inclusive solutions for a New Paradigm of territorial circular economy.

About the Project

The project is based in the Łódzkie region of Poland, which has a dual identity—traditionally reliant on coal extraction while also being a pioneer in circular (bio)economy since the early 2000s. Renowned for its innovation, the region has emerged as a leader in the circular economy field. Over the next four years, FRONTSH1P aims to propel the Łódzkie region through a green and just transition away from its linear economic foundation. This shift involves decarbonization and territorial regeneration, with the project showcasing four Circular Systemic Solutions (CSS) targeting key sectors: Wood Packaging, Food & Feed, Water & Nutrients, and Plastic & Rubber Waste.

Each CSS, developed for decarbonization, is designed to be highly replicable, with their effectiveness demonstrated through implementation in four other European regions: Campania (Italy), Sterea Ellada (Greece), Norte (Portugal), and Friesland (the Netherlands). Through the creation of Circular Regional Clusters, FRONTSH1P will actively engage a diverse array of local, regional, and national stakeholders from both the public and private spheres. This ensures inclusivity, preventing anyone from being left behind in the pursuit of sustainable and circular solutions.

Our Team

We are a team of 34 partners from 9 European countries. We are comprising public regional authorities, both large and small and medium enterprises, research institutions and technology centres, NGOs, and European associations. Therefore, we are ourselves a well-balanced consortium already representing key stakeholders within the value chain of circular economy and the identified fields targeted by the circular systemic solutions.

In Short

The FRONTSH1P project is the pilot that during the next four years will steer the Łódzkie region, Campania, Sterea Ellada, Norte, Friesland, and hopefully many others, towards a more circular and sustainable future.

Our Work Packages

Pro Akademia

Developing a Regional Circular Economy Approach


Cleaning Wastewaters with the Power of Microalgae


From Poland to Europe – Replication Strategies

Libera Università di Bolzano

Turning Wood Packaging Waste into Valuable Resources

K-FLEX Poland

Valorising Plastic Scraps for 3D Printing and Insulation Material


From Agro-Industrial Waste to Bio-lubricants, Bio-oils and Animal Feed


Involving Citizens and Stakeholders in the FRONTSH1P

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