Scottish institute for remanufacture (SIR)

Categories: Construction Material, Eco Design, Eco Production, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: 1. Zero Waste Scotland; 2. Scottish Funding Council (Scottish strategic body for funding teaching and learning provision and research)

Main partners:

  • Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Centre for Engineering Education and development
  • Scottish Universities

Localisation: Scotland (UK)

Summary

The Scottish Institute for Remanufacture (SIR) is funded by the Scottish Funding Council and Zero Waste Scotland. Hosted at the University of Strathclyde, SIR is a pan Scotland centre of excellence to increase innovation in remanufacturing. By stimulating and co-funding collaborative projects that address industry challenges it enables companies to increase reuse, repair and remanufacture in their manufacturing operations.

Circular Friesland Strategy

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

Organisation: Circular Friesland Association

Main partners:

Localisation: Friesland (NL)

Summary

The Circular Friesland Association (Vereniging Circulair Friesland) was initiated by coorporations within Friesland, later drawing in the provincial municipalities as partners. There was an acceptance that future business models would have to change due to the changing state of natural resources. In Friesland the chains are short and most parties are already familiar with eachother, allowing the concept of circular economy to be absorbed in the transition that was already taking place within the area.

Ecodynamic enterprise label

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Eco Production, Paper, Eco Consumption, Metal, Technical and Research, Glass, Waste Prevention, Energy, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, Water, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Brussels Environment (IBGE-BIM)

Main partners:

  • Impulse.brussels (Brussels Entreprise Agency)
  • BECI (Chamber of commerce in Brussels)

Localisation: Brussels (Belgium)

Summary

The Ecodynamic enterprise label was created in 1999 by Brussels Environment. This Environmental Management System (EMS) offers private companies and public administrations with a systematic approach to lowering their impact on the environment. The “Ecodynamic enterprise” label is an official recognition of good environmental management practices by the Brussels-Capital Region. It encourages the introduction of an EMS, with a view towards eventual EMAS or ISO 14001 registrations. There are three levels depending on the initial level of environmental performance within the organisation. Each level is symbolised by stars. Applications are evaluated based on a large range of criteria. These criteria concern specific ecomanagement actions, quality of the environmental review, and the plan of actions established.

Better than new, a repair and reuse campaign in Tiana

Categories: Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Environmental Authority of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (EMA-AMB)

Main partners:

  • Catalan Waste Agency (ARC)

Localisation: Tiana (Spain)

Summary

The entity’s “Better than new, 100% Old Campaign” made proposals for change aimed at the most sensitive citizens. The campaign encourages repair and reuse with a view to extending the useful life of the products along different routes: repairer network in districts, second hand and exchange markets, specific repair workshops, etc. (2010)