PLANET TURKEY participates as the organization responsible to support the pilot application in Istanbul in the POP-MACHINA Project
POP MACHINA – Collaborative production for the circular economy; a community approach- is a big -10.000.000 Euros – European Project of the H2020 Research and Innovation Programme with 23 partners from all over Europe. The coordinator is the Catholic University of Leuven from Belgium.
The Project addresses the Societal Challenge “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency, and raw materials” that started on the 1st of June 2019 and will end on the 31st of May 2023.
POP-MACHINA aims to demonstrate the power and potential of the maker movement and collaborative production for the EU circular economy.
It aspires to set up and/or empower communities of makers who are willing to follow the key principles of the circular economy, thus fostering social inclusion, making cities more sustainable.
POP-MACHINA’s urban development framework along with its methodologies and collaborative production tools will be implemented as pilot projects in 7 local administrations namely Leuven, Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Santander, Istanbul, Kaunas, and Venlo, demonstrating how circular community-based collaborative manufacturing can help cities move towards a more circular economy model.