Household pay-by-weight charging system in Ireland

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Paper, Economic, Metal, Glass, Plastic, Recycling, EEE

Organisation: Irish Department of Environment, Community & Local Government

Main partners:

  • Three Waste Regions within Ireland
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Local authorities
  • Private waste collectors

Localisation: Ireland (IE)


A significant number of household collectors, both within this Region and nationally, have implemented a pay-per-weight charging system in order to comply with the pay-by-weight charging system required in their waste collection permit since 2005.

Waste awareness campaigns for children in Tallinn

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Paper, Eco Consumption, Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Communication and Education, Plastic, EEE, Recycling

Organisation: Municipality of Tallinn

Main partners:

  • Kindergartens and schools in the City of Tallinn and Harju County
  • MTÜ Eesti Taaskasutusorganisatsioon (EPRO)
  • Estonian PackCycling (EPC)/Eesti Pakendiringlus
  • Kesto OÜ
  • Estonian foundation Environmental Investment Centre

Localisation: Estonia (EE)


Waste Wolf (in Estonian Prügihunt) is the City of Tallinn’s waste awareness campaign, which was organized since 2003. The waste awareness mascot also bears the same name. The goal of the campaign is to make the behaviour of the residents of Tallinn more environmentally friendly. Public events, competitions, information seminars and public surveys are carried out within the framework of the waste awareness campaign, and excursions to landfills and waste stations are organized.

Brussels Regional Programme for a Circular Economy

Categories: Construction Material, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Eco Design, Legal, Paper, Eco Production, Economic, Metal, Eco Consumption, Glass, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Energy, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Communication and Education, EEE, Water, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Wood, Land use, Biodiversity, Other bulky items, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: 1) Brussels Environment; 2) Impulse

Main partners:

  • Government of the Brussels Capital-Region
  • Citydev.Brussels
  • Finance.Brussels
  • Innoviris
  • Bruxelles Propreté
  • Bruxelles Economie Emploi
  • Actiris
  • Bruxelles-Formation – VDAB Brussel

Localisation: Brussels-Capital Region (BE)


The objective of the Regional Programme for a Circular Economy (Programme Régional d’Economie circulaire – PREC) is to encourage the transformation of the linear economy into a circular economy, developing a strategic and operational vision of the environment as a resource creating local employment. This can be achieved in particular by relocating economic activity through short circuits in order to obtain a chain of value as complete as possible for the Brussels Capital-Region.

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region strategy for circular economy

Categories: Eco Design, Biogenic fraction, Instruments, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Construction Material, Paper, Legal, Business models, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Economic, Metal, Glass, Material fractions, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Communication and Education, EEE, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Wood, Other bulky items, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Collaborative Economy, Other Fractions

Organisation: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region (Economical and Environmental Directorate)

Main partners:

  • ADEME – Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
  • Orée
  • ARDI

Localisation: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (FR)


The former Rhône-Alpes Region (now integrated in the larger Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region) dedicated several of its policies – economic development, company's environmental management, waste management, Eco-innovation, research and training – toward a Circular Economy. Within an ‘Integrated Circular Economy Regional Project’, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region coordinates four different projects to make it possible: Industrial and Territorial Ecology, INNOV’R, Sindra, and Eco-designed Collective Buildings. Those four fields of intervention are very focused on businesses and industries, apart from the policy about hazardous waste which also includes a part involving the civil community. Those policies also aim at respecting the Regional Hazardous Waste Elimination Plan. Since the French territorial reform in 2015 leading to the creation of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, a network on circular economy has also been established.