Gypsum to gypsum project

Categories: Construction Material, Eco Production, Legal, Economic, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: EUROGYPSUM, The European Association of plaster and plasterboard manufacturers

Main partners:

Universities

  • National Technical University of Athens – Greece
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – Spain

Laboratory

  • Fundación Gómez Pardo –LOEMCO – Spain Consulting agency
  • Recovering SARL – France

Demolition companies

  • Occamat – France
  • Cantillon Ltd – UK
  • Recycling assistance BVBA – Belgium
  • Pinault & Gapaix – France
  • KS Engineering – Germany

Recycling companies

  • New West Gypsum Recycling Benelux BVBA – Belgium
  • Gips Recycling Denmark A/S – Denmark

Gypsum manufacturing companies

  • Placoplâtre SA (Saint Gobain group) – France
  • Siniat SA – France
  • Siniat Ltd – UK
  • Knauf Gips KG – Germany
  • NV Saint Gobain Construction Products Belgium SA (Gyproc) – Belgium

Localisation: Pilot projects: 1) Belgium: Brussels and Antwerp; 2) France: Paris and Vaujours; 3) France: Levallois Perret and Auneuil; 4) Germany: Graben and Iphofen; the Netherlands: Werkendam; 5) UK: London, Avonmouth and Bristol

Summary

The GtoG project focused on eight EU target countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK); estimating that around 1,150,000 tons of plasterboard waste was generated in 2012. In most of these European countries, a low recycling rate of gypsum waste was observed. The aim of the GtoG project was to produce plasterboard with up to 30% content of recycled gypsum coming from both production and C&D waste.

Separately collected batteries in Sofia

Categories: Economic, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Recycling, Other Fractions

Organisation: Municipality of Sofia

Main partners:

  • Ecobattery, batteries recovery organisation
  • UBARecycling, batteries recovery organisation

Localisation: Sofia (BG)

Summary

In 2010 Sofia Municipality launched a system for separate collection of waste batteries and accumulators in the municipality, with the assistance of recovery organisations "Ecobattery" and "UBARecycling".

Separately collected WEEE in Sofia

Categories: Economic, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, EEE, Recycling

Organisation: Municipality of Sofia

Main partners:

  • Eltechresource, WEEE recovery organisation
  • Ecobultech, WEEE recovery organisation

Localisation: Sofia (BG)

Summary

In 2009, Sofia Municipality has started a system for WEEE separate collection of, with the assistance of the recovery organisation "Eltechresource". In April 2011, a contract with another recovery organisation "Ecobultech" has been signed for service on 2 of the 24 regions of Sofia Municipality. Both organisations are obliged to establish systems for separate collection on request in the regions of Sofia Municipality where they operate.

Brussels Regional Programme for a Circular Economy

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