Building a greener fire brigade in London

Categories: Eco Design, Legal, Economic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Energy, Water

Organisation: Greater London Authority (United Kingdom)

Localisation: London Borough of Havering (United Kingdom)

Summary

In 2006, the need for a new fire station serving the growing London Borough of Havering was identified. A site was selected which allowed for the conversion of three existing industrial units, as well as meeting operational requirements. The design brief focused on sustainability principles including reuse of the existing structures, lower energy and water consumption and the production of renewable energy.

Tools for ecodesign in Flanders

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Eco Design, Paper, Metal, Resources, Technical and Research, Glass, Plastic, Energy, EEE, Water, Land use, Wood, Other bulky items, Biodiversity, Other Fractions

Organisation: OVAM (Public Waste Agency of Flanders)

Main partners:

Localisation: Mechelen (Belgium)

Summary

OVAM created an ecodesign service within its facitlity. It developed 3 main tools: Ecolizer (estimation of the environmental impact of a product design), OVAM SIS Toolkit (Sustainable Innovation System – integration of sustainability principles into innovation and design processes), EHE-kit (Implementation of eco-design in higher education). In addition OVAM developed 3 specific activities to boost ecodesign in Flanders: Awards for designers, research and collection of good examples, launch of the European Network of Ecodesign Centres (ENEC).

Walloon Region circular economy strategy

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

Brussels Regional Programme for a Circular Economy

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

Organisation: 1) Brussels Environment; 2) Impulse

Main partners:

  • Government of the Brussels Capital-Region
  • Citydev.Brussels
  • Finance.Brussels
  • Innoviris
  • Bruxelles Propreté
  • Bruxelles Economie Emploi
  • Actiris
  • Bruxelles-Formation – VDAB Brussel

Localisation: Brussels-Capital Region (BE)

Summary

The objective of the Regional Programme for a Circular Economy (Programme Régional d’Economie circulaire – PREC) is to encourage the transformation of the linear economy into a circular economy, developing a strategic and operational vision of the environment as a resource creating local employment. This can be achieved in particular by relocating economic activity through short circuits in order to obtain a chain of value as complete as possible for the Brussels Capital-Region.