Circular Economy in Basque country

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Eco Design, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Instruments, Legal, Paper, Business models, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Economic, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Material fractions, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, 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”.

Scottish institute for remanufacture (SIR)

Categories: Construction Material, Eco Design, Eco Production, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: 1. Zero Waste Scotland; 2. Scottish Funding Council (Scottish strategic body for funding teaching and learning provision and research)

Main partners:

  • Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Centre for Engineering Education and development
  • Scottish Universities

Localisation: Scotland (UK)

Summary

The Scottish Institute for Remanufacture (SIR) is funded by the Scottish Funding Council and Zero Waste Scotland. Hosted at the University of Strathclyde, SIR is a pan Scotland centre of excellence to increase innovation in remanufacturing. By stimulating and co-funding collaborative projects that address industry challenges it enables companies to increase reuse, repair and remanufacture in their manufacturing operations.

Circular Friesland Strategy

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

Organisation: Circular Friesland Association

Main partners:

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.

Pilot plant of the institute of industrial and automation technologies in Milan

Categories: Construction Material, Eco Design, Eco Consumption, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Energy, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Institute of industrial and automation technologies

Main partners:

  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
  • Dipartimento di ingegneria, ICT e tecnologie per l’energia e trasporti (DIITET)
  • Manufuture European Platform (MEP)
  • Others partners: see weblink

Localisation: Milan (Italy)

Summary

ITIA-CNR continuously supports the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector by bringing innovation in the factory. The enabling technologies and tools developed by their Research Departments are used to realize physical pilot factories which represent valuable platforms to support industrial research and the transfer of research results to companies. One example is a pilot plant for the De–and Remanufacturing of automotive mechatronic components. Some others research fields in addition to demanufacturing are Industrial Products-Service System and Product-Service Systems across Life Cycle or the future of 3D-printing.