Basque Ecodesign Hub

Categories: Eco Design, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Product Service Systems, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Basque Government (via Ihobe)

Main partners:

Localisation: Bilbao/BAsque Country/Spain

Summary

Located in Bilbao, the Basque Ecodesign Hub is the core of the training activities on ecodesign in the Basque Country. Founded by the Basque Government in collaboration with a number of private and public Basque agents, the hub provides professional trainings on circular economy and ecodesign, as well as support to entrepreneurs.

Life cycle approach by dairy farmers in Drenthe

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Eco Design, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Energy, Recycling, Water, Land use, Biodiversity, Other Fractions

Organisation: Province of Drenthe

Main partners:

  • Waterboard Hunze en Aa’s
  • Boerenverstand
  • ETC
  • DSM
  • LTO-noord
  • NMFD

Localisation: Drenthe/Netherlands

Summary

A series of sustainable dairy farm projects have been implemented in the Province of Drenthe. The activities were carried out with a “life cycle approach”, aiming to support farmers in optimizing their farming system. Nutrient recycling and improving soil biodiversity were key to the approach.

Urban Regeneration in Prato

Categories: Construction Material, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Design, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Land use

Organisation: Municipality of Prato

Main partners:

Localisation: Prato/Tuscany/Italy

Summary

The City of Prato’s strategy targets the construction sector, aiming at reducing and reusing construction and demolition waste. The City as developed measures to regenerate degraded and marginalised parts of the city with a “5 R” approach (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, Residual treatment), engaging in a number of partnerships at both local and European level. Circular economy in Prato has been integrated in the city’s Strategic Operational Plan, aiming not only at urban regeneration but also at an improvement of social cohesion and community life.

Re:Textile

Categories: Eco Design, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Economic, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Collaborative Economy, Other Fractions

Organisation: Region of West Sweden/Sweden; Swedish Society for Nature Conservation; Avfall Sverige

Main partners:

Localisation: Region of West Sweden/Sweden

Summary

Re:Textile is a Swedish regional initiative which aims to implement circularity in the textile industry, creating business opportunities while using less natural resources. Re:Textile pursues eco-design and new business models in cooperation with stakeholders in the used textiles sector. The project has established a Re:Design Factory and looks forward to the creation of a national sorting centre for textiles.