Vera Park industrial park and clusters

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Eco Production, Metal, Waste Prevention, Glass, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Energy, Communication and Education, Plastic, EEE, Water, Recycling, Wood, Industrial and Territorial Ecology

Organisation: -Vinnova (National development agency) -NSR (North-west-Scania waste management company) -Sustainable Business Hub

Main partners:

Localisation: Helsinborg, Sweden

Summary

Vera Park serves as an industrial park and test bed from a waste and recycling perspective near Helsinborg, Sweden. A test bed is another name for the trial site for various research projects carried out in reality. Vera Park gathers a wide range of companies working in synergies. The close ties to industry and academy provide unique knowledge that is taught at the Vera Park Academy.

Circular Economy in Basque country

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

Summary

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”.

Ghent Food Strategy

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Water

Organisation: Ghent municipality

Main partners:

 

Localisation: Ghent (Belgium)

Summary

The main goal of Ghent’s food policy is to lessen the negative climate impacts in every step of the food chain and increase the sustainability of the food system. After instating the project ‘Thursday Veggie-day’ [Donderdag Veggiedag], the city wanted to create a strategy that would help towards the goal in making Ghent a climate neutral city by 2050, including its food system. As a result of this commitment, Gent launched the Gent en Garde program in 2013.

Circular Friesland Strategy

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

Organisation: Circular Friesland Association

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Localisation: Friesland (NL)

Summary

The Circular Friesland Association (Vereniging Circulair Friesland) was initiated by coorporations within Friesland, later drawing in the provincial municipalities as partners. There was an acceptance that future business models would have to change due to the changing state of natural resources. In Friesland the chains are short and most parties are already familiar with eachother, allowing the concept of circular economy to be absorbed in the transition that was already taking place within the area.