London Circular Economy Strategy

Categories: Construction Material, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Business models, Legal, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, Recycling, EEE, Other Fractions

Organisation: London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB)

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Localisation: London/United Kingdom

Summary

The Greater London Authority (the Mayor of London’s administration) and the London Waste and Recycling Board cooperated to develop and implement a route map for the city’s transition towards a circular economy, focusing especially on 5 areas: built environment, food, textiles, electricals and plastics. LWARB are now working with stakeholders across London to deliver the action plan contained within the route map. This work includes programmes to create the right conditions for the circular economy through collaboration, policy, finance, business support and promoting circular actions and models.

Vera Park industrial park and clusters

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Eco Production, Metal, Waste Prevention, Glass, Technical and Research, Energy, Communication and Education, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Water, Recycling, Wood, Industrial and Territorial Ecology

Organisation: -Vinnova (National development agency) -NSR (North-west-Scania waste management company) -Sustainable Business Hub

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Localisation: Helsinborg, Sweden

Summary

Vera Park serves as an industrial park and test bed from a waste and recycling perspective near Helsinborg, Sweden. A test bed is another name for the trial site for various research projects carried out in reality. Vera Park gathers a wide range of companies working in synergies. The close ties to industry and academy provide unique knowledge that is taught at the Vera Park Academy.

Schiphol Amsterdam airport’s circular public procurement

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Construction Material, Energy, EEE, Product Service Systems, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Schiphol Airport/Schiphol Group

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Localisation: Amsterdam/Northern Holland/The Netherlands

Summary

Schiphol Airport boosts the principles of sustainability with the goal to generate zero waste by 2030. Supporting circular economy, it made a deal with Philips Lighting, which has been working on a lighting retrofit at the airport based on a lighting-as-a-service business model. This business model puts focus on relationships via services instead of equipment selling.

Active participation in Bologna

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

Organisation: Bologna Municipal Authority

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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.