Bristol food policy

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Production, Economic, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Energy, Communication and Education, Water, Recycling, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Bristol City Council

Main partners:

Localisation: Bristol / South West England / UK

Summary

Building on local food activism since the 1970s, the Bristol Food Policy Council (FPC) was created in 2011 to provide a focused group of committed people from different parts of the food system who could use their influence and networks to put food onto the City agenda and keep it there. The Food Policy Council defines its aim as ‘Good food for everyone, by which we mean food that is not just tasty, healthy and affordable, but also good for nature, good for workers, good for animal welfare and good for local businesses.’ Since 2011 the FPC has in particular worked with multiple stakeholders to create ‘A Good Food Plan for Bristol’ (2013) leading to a detailed Food Action Plan for the City (2015), inclusion of food as a theme for the Bristol Green Capital Partnership (comprising 800 organisations). The work is continually evolving, and the FPC has now helped create, along with other groups, an overarching Bristol Good Food Alliance to foster coordination and shared support for Bristol’s food movement. The underlying principles relate to health, social justice and care of the ecological world.

Circular public procurement at school in Aalborg

Categories: Paper, Economic, Eco Consumption, Metal, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: City of Aalborg, Department of Environment, Centre for Green Transition

Main partners:

Localisation: City of Aalborg, Denmark

Summary

The City of Aalborg has implemented a circular public procurement of learning environments in the municipal primary schools. The tender provided the framework for how to recycle and repair the furniture to the municipality's primary schools: instead of investing in brand new furniture and throw the old away, the task was furnishing classrooms with a mix of new, recycled and refurbished furniture.

Active participation in Bologna

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Legal, Economic, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Land use, Other bulky items, Collaborative Economy, Other Fractions

Organisation: Bologna Municipal Authority

Main partners:

Localisation: Bologna (IT)

Summary

Bologna Municipal Authority’s Register for Active Participation (Registro Cittadinanza Attiva del Comune di Bologna) represents an excellent example of governance structures and new legal frameworks aimed at fostering circular economy initiatives. The municipal authority has approved several circular economy projects within the framework of Bologna’s Regulations for the Care and Regeneration of Urban Public Property that was adopted by the Municipal Authority in 2014. One example is the association REUSE WITH LOVE, which is registered on the list for active participation in Bologna, with its two projects REUSE WITH LOVE and REUSE FOR GOOD.

Greenbizz Incubator

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Eco Production, Paper, Economic, Metal, Glass, Energy, Plastic, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Citydev.Brussels - Brussels Regional Development Agency (helps businesses find sites in the Brussels-Capital Region. It also builds private homes as part of urban renewal projects)

Main partners:

  • Bruxelles Environnement (Brussels Environment administration)
  • Impulse.brussels (Brussels Entreprise Agency)
  • BBRI (Belgian Building Research Institute, a federal public research institute. 90,000 Belgian construction companies are members of this Institute)

Localisation: Brussels (Belgium)

Summary

The Brussels Greenbizz is a pre-incubation, incubation, prototyping and production infrastructure. The goals include boosting sustainable economic sectors in Brussels and supporting business initiatives in the sustainable economy by offering start-ups an optimum environment in which to develop their business ideas in a totally new building pioneering innovative, pleasing and exemplary architecture in terms of sustainable development.