Eco-island of Krk

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling

Organisation: Ponikve company – owned by Krk island’s municipalities

Main partners:

  • Krk island’s municipalities

Localisation: Island of Krk/Primorsko-goranska županija /Croatia


Krk island’s municipalities and Ponikve started a new collection system, door-to-door, to increase the quality of the collection and improve the rate of reuse. As a result, Ponikve separates about 45% of the collected waste.

Wcycle in Maribor

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Energy, Recycling, Water, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Wcycle Institute – circular economy cluster of local public utility companies

Main partners:

Localisation: Maribor (SI)


The municipality of Maribor is involved in several actions and projects to establish a circularity of waste, recyclables, water and energy, such as the Wcycle project, creating a strategic development model for the city as an urban centre in the field of integrated management of all generated waste, surplus energy, and wastewater.

Food valley of Bjuv

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

Organisation: Bjuv municipality

Main partners:

Localisation: Bjuv/ Skåne /Sweden


The Food Valley of Bjuv (FVoB) is a cluster initiative founded by the Swedish food producer Findus Sverige AB in cooperation with the Bjuv municipality. It aims at developing innovative sustainable solutions for food production. The cluster has been created to be a meeting place for innovators and entrepreneurs to come together and develop new solutions, and to establish recycling-based production for food. Food Valley of Bjuv has currently several focus areas: sustainable food production, –green impact industrial park, onshore fish farming, greenhouse cultivation, innovative packaging industry and other related supportive industrial establishment.

Food Valley of Bjuv is also linked to innovation clusters and science parks such as Krinova Science Park (Sweden’s largest food incubator), Ideon Innovation (center for start-up businesses adjacent to the University of Lund), Food Evolution (Food Networks around Helsingborg and Food Academy, Sweden’s largest food clusters) and the Green Innovation Park Alnarp (GIPA).

ECO3 Circular Economy Business Area in Tampere Region

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Metal, Technical and Research, Energy, Plastic, Wood, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other Fractions

Organisation: Verte Oy (public company owned by municipality of Nokia)

Main partners:

Main company partners are 21 anchor firms and technology providers such as (full list from the ECO3 web site):

Main public partners are:

Localisation: Nokia, Tampere region, Finland


ECO3 is a business park located in the Kolmenkulma business park in the border area between the cities of Nokia, Tampere and Ylöjärvi. The core of the industrial activity is being formed from bio- and circular economy companies which activities offer possibilities to many other tech and service companies in the bio- and circular economy, water-economy and energy field. From this area of independent organizations, a new creative ecosystem has developed, which exceeds traditional sector boundaries, and in which one person’s waste is another’s commodity. ECO3 works simultaneously as a demonstration and pilot environment, which is developed by co-operating with both domestic and foreign companies, as well as universities.