Wcycle in Maribor

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Energy, Reuse and preparing for reuse, 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.

Share Peterborough

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Product Service Systems, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Peterborough City Council

Main partners:

Localisation: Peterborough (UK)


Share Peterborough is a totally free online sharing community for Peterborough organisations, reserved to subscribed members only. Registered members can thus exchange resources and needs, according to three main categories, people-products-places, for instance: someone can offer a spare meeting room to other members, while others can provide products, skills and services in exchange.

Active participation in Bologna

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Legal, Economic, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Land use, Other bulky items, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Bologna Municipal Authority

Main partners:

Localisation: Bologna (IT)


Bologna Municipal Authority’s Register for Active Participation (Registro Cittadinanza Attiva del Comune di Bologna) represents an excellent example of governance structures and new legal frameworks aimed at fostering circular economy initiatives. The municipal authority has approved several circular economy projects within the framework of Bologna’s Regulations for the Care and Regeneration of Urban Public Property that was adopted by the Municipal Authority in 2014. One example is the association REUSE WITH LOVE, which is registered on the list for active participation in Bologna, with its two projects REUSE WITH LOVE and REUSE FOR GOOD.

Circular Economy in Basque country

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

Organisation: 1) Basque Government’s Ministry for the Environment and Territorial Policy; 2) Ihobe (public agency of environment)

Main partners:

  • Udalsarea 21 network
  • Basque eco-design center

Localisation: Basque Country (ES)


In the case of the Basque Country, boosting the circular economy means committing to “greening” manufacturing, products, consumption and end-of-life, through public-private collaboration. Basque country has a long culture of networking and public-private collaboration and an average to high position on the “regional innovation scoreboard”.