Tools for ecodesign in Flanders

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

LOWaste project in Ferrara

Categories: Construction Material, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Design, Legal, Eco Production, Economic, Eco Consumption, Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Wood, Other bulky items, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Ferrara Municipality

Main partners:

  • La Città Verde, social cooperative
  • Impronta Etica, network of Italian companies engaged in the promotion of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • RREUSE, European network of social enterprises active in reuse, repair and recycling
  • Gruppo Hera, local utility

Localisation: Ferrara (IT)

Summary

Through the project LOWaste (Local waste market for second life products), Ferrara is experiencing a pattern of circular economy based on waste prevention, products reuse and material recycling supported by a public-private partnership framework. Starting from some pilot studies and tests, the project laid down the foundation for – and has seen the emergence of – a genuine local circular economy district with a focus on waste management in a circular economy.