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Paris | Call for projects to open circular shops

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In June 2017, ACR+ member the City of Paris adopted a plan for the development of the circular economy on its territory. To ensure this necessary transition to a less resource-intensive economy, the city intends to support the development of businesses that do not generate waste or that avoid the production of waste by offering a second life to objects.

To encourage the transition, the city has launched a call for projects particularly focusing on two types of businesses activities:

  • 100% bulk stores, which beyond the reduction of packaging waste also help fight against food waste;
  • Shops dedicated to repair.

 The city will offer different forms of support for interested candidates:

  • assistance in finding premises;
  • an investment grant intended to finance construction work or the acquisition of material (not exceeding 80% of public funding);
  • start-up assistance through networking with potential investors or a subsidy helping to start functioning

 Source: www.paris.fr (in French)