National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP)
An award winning national network for businesses to share underused resources such as energy, water and materials.
NISP, the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme, uses a network of business to find ways of using waste resources from one company for recovery and reuse by other businesses, encouraging greater resource efficiency.
It deals with all resources including water, energy, materials, logistics, assets and expertise.
NISP was established as a pilot scheme in 2003. The success of the pilot scheme led to a grant of £25 million to establish a national programme. The NISP network now has more than 12,500 members and 12 regional teams.
NISP has helped to increase the resource productivity of industry and generate significant environmental, economic and social benefits.
CABE and Urban Practitioners
with the cities of Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield