Circular procurement of furniture in Venlo

Categories: Legal, Economic, Eco Consumption, Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Wood

Tags: procurement

Organisation: City of Venlo (The Netherlands)

Localisation: Venlo (Netherlands)

Summary

After discarding rehabilitation of the old city hall building as an option due to the bad technical condition of the building and high maintenance costs, the city of Venlo decided to demolish the old building and erect a new city hall that would satisfy the current needs of accessibility and functionality, while delivering at the same time a positive contribution to the town, the staff, the environment and the economy. A design and build competition was launched in 2009, in which designers were asked to present their vision of a sustainable building, making sure to include the use of appropriate safe and healthy materials which can be recycled after their lifetime.This brief focuses on the tender process of the office furniture.

Building maintenance services in San Sebastian

Categories: Construction Material, Legal, Eco Consumption, Economic, Metal, Glass, Plastic, Energy, Wood

Organisation: Gipuzkoa provincial council (Basque Country, Spain)

Localisation: San Sebastian (Spain)

Summary

The Gipuzkoa Council wished to award a maintenance contract for two buildings in Donostia-San Sebastian, one residential and one administrative. The object of the contract was defined to include the environmental sustainability of the services being provided (exterior and internal maintenance of all building systems and facilities).

Walloon Region circular economy strategy

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

Organisation: 1) Société Régionale d'Investissement de Wallonie (public agency to finance businesses) 2) Agence pour l’Entreprise et l’Innovation (public agency for entrepreneurship and innovation) 3) Office Wallon des déchets (public agency for waste management)

Main partners:

  • Business Clusters (including Mécatech, Greenwin) coordinated by BE.Fin for the circular economy project.
  • The network of advisers for enterprises, brought together within Walloon structures known as “operators”.
  • RESSOURCES: a network of non-profit making companies involved in recovery and recycling in Wallonia and in Brussels. The sixty active members receive, collect, sort, repair, recycle and resell products to which they give again life (textile, cumbersome, electrical equipment and electronic, wood, bicycles, waste of construction, green wastes, services industrial or cartridges of printers).

Localisation: Wallonia (BE)

Summary

The Marshall Plan 4.0 (2015-2019) which follows the Marshall Plan 2.Green (2009-2014) is the economic redeployment program for Wallonia. It intend to refocus the priorities of this economic restructuring program around the digital economy and circular economy. The Marshall Plan 4.0 develops a transverse axis dedicated to the circular economy as part of the Competitiveness Cluster Policy, with a specific focus on SMEs, and in collaboration with relevant actors. This focuses on the joint use of material flows and energy.
Circular economy is also integrated throughout different plans and current policies, among which:
– Regional policy statement 2014–2019
– Walloon Smart Specialization Strategy
– 2nd Walloon Sustainable Development strategy (draft)

Reusable nappies subsidy scheme in Leuven

Categories: Eco Consumption, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Other Fractions

Organisation: Inter-municipality EcoWerf

Localisation: EcoWerf, Flanders region (Belgium)

Summary

For years now the inter-municipality EcoWerf promotes, with the support from the province of Flemish Brabant, the reusable diaper. Already 16 municipalities, part of EcoWerf, currently financially support the purchase of diapers.