By-products exchange platform in Catalonia

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Material fractions, Energy, Plastic, EEE, Water, Wood, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Agència de Residus de Catalunya (Waste Agency of Catalonia)

Main partners:

Localisation: Catalonia (Spain) (provides service to companies all over Spain)

Summary

In 1991 the first Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Waste Agency and the Catalan Chambers was signed, and since then subsequent agreements have been in place to provide the By-product Exchange service with the support of the public administration.

Scotland strategy for circular economy

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

Organisation: 1) The Scottish Government; 2)Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

Scottish Government agencies including

Financial support of:

  • European Regional Development funds

Localisation: Scotland (UK)

Summary

Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) was a programme set up in 2010 to support the implementation of the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan. In 2014, ZWS became an independent not-for-profit company, funded by the Scottish Government to deliver circular economy and low carbon policy priorities. Scotland has realised the benefits of being a frontrunner in waste reduction and the government has consistently supported local authorities to drive up recycling rates. This ambition for a Zero Waste society evolved into strong support for a Circular Economy.

Resilientweb pilot on urban farms in Brussels

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Technical and Research, Industrial and Territorial Ecology

Organisation: Bruxelles Environnement (Brussels Environment administration)

Main partners:

Localisation: Brussels Region (Belgium)

Summary

ResilieNtWEB is a strategic support programme for SMEs to help them increase their resilience, i.e. their ability to anticipate market changes, adjust to them and learn from the process. The project partners are all innovation support actors in the North-West Europe area, aiming to make local economies more resilient and sustainable. A first objective was to make the business case of existing SME more resilient by using the resilient design toolkit. This has delivered short term eco-innovation action plan approved by all SME. A second objective was to test a new collaborative approach by clustering companies on a central innovative project which is the full integration of a greenhouse with building applying the “close the loop” principle. This project was co-funded by Interreg IVB, which promotes better integration within the Union of large regions in different countries facing similar problems. It involves national, regional and local organisations.

Tertre eco-zoning project in Wallonia

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Technical and Research, Energy, Water, Industrial and Territorial Ecology

Organisation: IDEA (Economic Development and Planning actor of various municipalities of Mons-Borinage and Centre)

Main partners:

Localisation: Hainaut (Belgium)

Summary

The eco-zoning Tertre is a project initiated by the Walloon Minister of Economy via “a call for project”. This call fits in a territorial approach named "Heart of Hainaut, energy center". This eco-zoning project is implemented by the creation of several working groups (WG) with different themes. Each working group is led by a project manager selected from the partners. IDEA, an economic actor of 27 municipalities, coordinates the work done, manages meetings, groups’ animation, etc.