Proximity separate collection in Ljubljana

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Legal, Paper, Economic, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Plastic, Recycling, Other Fractions

Organisation: SNAGA (public waste management company in Ljubljana and its surrounding municipalities - Brezovica, Dobrova - Polhov Gradec, Dol pri Ljubljani, Ig, Horjul, Medvode, Škofljica, Velike Lašče and Vodice)

Localisation: Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Summary

Since 2008, the public waste management company replaced ordinary containers in the centre of Ljubljana with underground collection points, thus rationalising waste management and improving the appearance of the city. Glass, packaging and paper can be deposited by anyone, while a card is required to deposit organic and residual waste (available free of charge to all household users living in the area). The project proved to be extremely successful and is often presented as an example of good practice to other cities.

100-100-100 Waste-free-days

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education

Organisation: Municipalities of: Apeldoorn, Bronckhorst, Brummen, Deventer, Doesburg, Epe, Lochem and Zutphen

Main partners:

Localisation: Apeldoorn, Bronckhorst, Brummen, Deventer, Doesburg, Epe, Lochem and Zutphen

Summary

Circulus-Berkel, in partnership with municipal governments, organized an awareness raising and training program focusing on household waste, such as organic waste, kitchen waste and PMD (plastic, metal and cardboard drink packaging). The focus was placed on behavoural modification through communication. Additionally, an experiment was conducted on avoiding kitchen waste.

Amsterdam Strategy for Circular Economy

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

Organisation: Amsterdam Municipality

Main partners:

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Localisation: Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Summary

The Municipality of Amsterdam has released several documents on their strategy for working towards a circular economy. This strategy includes innovative business models, awareness raising activities and resource management projects. This factsheet gives a brief summary and insight into some of these documents and the partner associations working to enact these strategies.

Mapping urban agriculture in Amsterdam

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Economic, Communication and Education, Recycling, Land use, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Amsterdam City Council

Main partners:

  • Local residents in small-scale initiatives
  • Urban agriculture companies

Localisation: Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Summary

In January 2014 the City Council launched a food policy “Voedsel en Amsterdam” (Food and Amsterdam), in which the policy agenda was set by the themes education, sustainability, connecting initiatives and debate. In 2015 food and urban agriculture became part of the provisional Green Agenda, defined by the new alderman on Sustainability and Public Space. To visualize the various urban agriculture initiatives in the city of Amsterdam an interactive map was made in 2014 and actualized since.