Flanders’ Materials Programme

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

Organisation: 1) Government of Flanders; 2) Flemish Public Waste Agency (OVAM – coordinator of the Flanders’ Materials Programme)

Main partners:

  • Plan C (Flemish transition network for sustainable materials management)
  • SuMMa (Policy Research Centre on Sustainable Materials Management)
  • EWI (Department of Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flemish government)
  • AIO (Innovation & Enterprise Flanders)
  • KB (Public Governance Flanders)
  • FEBEM (Federation of Environmental Companies)
  • Vlaamse Confederatie Bouw (Flemish Construction Federation)
  • essenscia (Belgian Federation for Chemistry and Life Sciences industries)
  • Agoria (sectoral federation for the  technology industry)
  • VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research)
  • KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven)
  • Bond Beter Leefmilieu (Federation of Flemish environmental associations)

Localisation: Flanders (BE)

Summary

The Flanders’ Materials Programme brings together the Flemish government, industry, university & research centres, and civil society in order to achieve Flanders’ transition to a circular economy and sustainable materials management.

G’scheit feiern – Reusable Crockery at Events

Categories: Paper, Eco Consumption, Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Plastic, Energy, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse

Organisation: Styrian Region

Localisation: Styria, Austria

Summary

In 2001, the Austrian region Styria introduced the brand “G´SCHEIT FEIERN” (clever feasting) as a “new Styrian festival culture” based on sustainability. This included the generation of less waste, the consumption of regional products of superior quality and alternative solutions for arrival and departure with cars during festivities.

Liguria Circular

Categories: Construction Material, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Design, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Resources, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: 1) Genova Municipality; 2) AMIU (Azienda Multiservizi e d'Igiene Urbana)

Main partners:

  • Genova Smart city
  • Regional innovation center for Energy and Environment
    (TICASS – Tecnologie Innovative per il Controllo Ambientale e lo Sviluppo Sostenibile)
  • Interuniversity Centre for the Development of Sustainabe Product
    (CE.SI.S.P – Centro per lo Sviluppo della Sostenibilità dei Prodotti)
  • Confindustria Genova, association representing manufacturing and service companies

Localisation: Liguria (IT)

Summary

The Municipality of Genoa and AMIU – the Municipal Urban Health Enterprise have created Liguria Circular, the permanent forum of circular economy in Liguria aiming to promote and manage circular economy initiatives in the Liguria territory. It is composed by private companies, individual professionals, government agencies, associations, university departments and research centres.

Encourage use of reusable shopping bags

Categories: Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic

Organisation: North London Waste Authority

Localisation: North London, UK

Summary

In 2011 North London Waste Agency worked with retailers across north London to promote the Smart Shopping message. The aim of the project was to encourage the use of reusable shopping bags by offering shoppers a free reusable cotton bag instead of a plastic carrier bag.