Charge for single-use carrier bags in Scotland

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Production, Legal, Eco Consumption, Economic, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Plastic

Organisation: Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

  • Scottish Government

Localisation: Scotland/UK

Summary

In October 2014, Scotland introduced a minimum 5p charge for single use carrier bags through the Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Scotland) Regulations 2014. Before the charge, retailers in Scotland gave out an estimated 800 million single-use bags each year. The new regulations have dramatically reduced this number. Through the Carrier Bag Commitment Scottish retailers have and continue to direct the proceeds of the charge to all manner of good causes.

Amersfoort food strategy

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Legal, Eco Production, 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.

Bristol food policy

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

Organisation: Bristol City Council

Main partners:

Localisation: Bristol / South West England / UK

Summary

Building on local food activism since the 1970s, the Bristol Food Policy Council (FPC) was created in 2011 to provide a focused group of committed people from different parts of the food system who could use their influence and networks to put food onto the City agenda and keep it there. The Food Policy Council defines its aim as ‘Good food for everyone, by which we mean food that is not just tasty, healthy and affordable, but also good for nature, good for workers, good for animal welfare and good for local businesses.’ Since 2011 the FPC has in particular worked with multiple stakeholders to create ‘A Good Food Plan for Bristol’ (2013) leading to a detailed Food Action Plan for the City (2015), inclusion of food as a theme for the Bristol Green Capital Partnership (comprising 800 organisations). The work is continually evolving, and the FPC has now helped create, along with other groups, an overarching Bristol Good Food Alliance to foster coordination and shared support for Bristol’s food movement. The underlying principles relate to health, social justice and care of the ecological world.

Vera Park industrial park and clusters

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