Irisphere project (Industrial Symbiosis) in Brussels

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Technical and Research, Energy, Water, Wood, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other Fractions

Organisation: Citydev.brussels - Brussels Regional Development Agency (helps businesses find sites in the Brussels-Capital Region. It also builds private homes as part of urban renewal projects)

Main partners:

  • Ecores
  • 5 firms (Solvay, ZF company, Buzzz Maxi Pesca, Rigobert, etc.)

Localisation: Brussels (Belgium)

Summary

As part of an Interreg IVB project (C2C BIZZ), Citydev.brussels and its technical sub-contractor EcoRes addressed material and energy flows on a business site, at company level. New ‘material’ matches were made between companies on site. The experiences were used to develop the Continuous Loop Tool, a database for companies where they can add their waste materials and the resources they need in order to find matches. The Irisphere program will continue after the end of C2C BIZZ on a larger scale thanks to the ERDF.

Brussels Goodfood Strategy

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling

Organisation: 1) Bruxelles Environnement – Brussels Environment (Environment public administration of Brussels-Capital Region); 2) Bruxelles Economie-Emploi (Economy and jobs public administration of Brussels-Capital Region)

Main partners:

Financial support of:

Localisation: Brussels-Capital Region (BE)

Summary

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. This programme focuses on some of the main sectors for Brussels including sustainable food. Moreover, the food topic is specifically addressed by the GoodFood strategy for a more sustainable system of food consumption and production. By rethinking the food chain, the GoodFood strategy (also called ‘GoodFood Brussels’) aims to reduce waste and increase the amount of food grown locally.

Good food canteens in Brussels

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Eco Consumption, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Energy, Water

Organisation: Brussels Environment

Main partners:

Biowallonie

Localisation: Brussels (Belgium)

Summary

“Good Food Canteens” is a project that supports a shift towards sustainable food in the Brussels-Capital Region in institutional kitchens, including kitchens in nurseries, schools, companies, care homes and other administrations whether they are under their own management or that of an outside catering company.

Tools for ecodesign in Flanders

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Eco Design, Paper, Metal, Resources, Technical and Research, Glass, Plastic, Energy, Water, EEE, Land use, Wood, Other bulky items, Biodiversity, Other Fractions

Organisation: OVAM (Public Waste Agency of Flanders)

Main partners:

Localisation: Mechelen (Belgium)

Summary

OVAM created an ecodesign service within its facitlity. It developed 3 main tools: Ecolizer (estimation of the environmental impact of a product design), OVAM SIS Toolkit (Sustainable Innovation System – integration of sustainability principles into innovation and design processes), EHE-kit (Implementation of eco-design in higher education). In addition OVAM developed 3 specific activities to boost ecodesign in Flanders: Awards for designers, research and collection of good examples, launch of the European Network of Ecodesign Centres (ENEC).