Scottish Circular Economy Investment Fund

Categories: Eco Design, Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Paper, Eco Production, Metal, Eco Consumption, Glass, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Collaborative Economy

Tags: business support

Organisation: Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

  • European Regional Development Fund
  • Scottish Government

Localisation: Scotland/UK

Summary

Zero Waste Scotland administers an £18million Circular Economy Investment Fund, which provides grant funding to small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) to:
• Explore markets for new circular economy products;
• Commercialise innovative business models for new circular economy products and services;
• Develop innovative technologies, products and services to support a circular economy.

Circular economy business support service

Categories: Eco Design, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Collaborative Economy

Tags: business support

Organisation: Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

  • Scottish Government

Localisation: Scotland/UK

Summary

The Circular Economy Business Support Service, administered by Zero Waste Scotland, offers support to SMEs based in Scotland who are developing solutions that will deliver circular economy growth. It is supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the £73 million Resource Efficiency Circular Economy Accelerator Programme.

Amersfoort food strategy

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Legal, Economic, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Collaborative Economy

Tags: sustainable food, food chain

Organisation: Municipality of Amersfoort

Main partners:

  • Echt Eten Metwerk (EEM)

Localisation: Amersfoort/Utrecht/Netherlands

Summary

Echt Eten Metwerk (EEM, “Real Food Network”), in partnership with the municipality of Amersfoort and other local actors, released a Local Action Plan (LAP) entitled “Real Food in the EEM-City” (Echt Eten in de EEMstad). This strategy shows the position of Amersfoort in regard to local food and sustainability in 2014 and 2015. This includes an historical background, projects undertaken and outcomes of those projects.

Milan food policy

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Municipality of Milano

Main partners:

Localisation: Milan/Lombardia/Italy

Summary

The Milan Food Policy was elaborated through the interaction of all citizens, local authorities and stakeholders, and brought several initiatives and projects related to the topic of food. The municipality proved to be innovative, since it keeps updating, developing and working on the strategy by involving and engaging more cities through the promotion of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact in order to generate international commitment on the topic of sustainable food.