Pilot plant of the institute of industrial and automation technologies in Milan

Categories: Eco Design, Construction Material, Eco Consumption, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Energy, Plastic, EEE, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Institute of industrial and automation technologies

Main partners:

  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
  • Dipartimento di ingegneria, ICT e tecnologie per l’energia e trasporti (DIITET)
  • Manufuture European Platform (MEP)
  • Others partners: see weblink

Localisation: Milan (Italy)

Summary

ITIA-CNR continuously supports the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector by bringing innovation in the factory. The enabling technologies and tools developed by their Research Departments are used to realize physical pilot factories which represent valuable platforms to support industrial research and the transfer of research results to companies. One example is a pilot plant for the De–and Remanufacturing of automotive mechatronic components. Some others research fields in addition to demanufacturing are Industrial Products-Service System and Product-Service Systems across Life Cycle or the future of 3D-printing.

Surrey reuse network

Categories: Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Communication and Education, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: Surrey County Council (SCC)

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Localisation: Surrey (United Kingdom)

Summary

The aim of the Surrey Reuse Network (SRN) is to increase furniture reuse across the Surrey county and reduce the volume sent to landfill. More specifically, Surrey County Council (SCC) seeks to (1) enable the 5 networks of Furniture Reuse Organisations (FROs) to work as a county-wide network, delivering coordinated services that would optimise reuse and provide a consistent, high-quality service for residents; (2) build the capacity of individual FROs to handle greater volumes of furniture and white goods; and (3) raise public awareness of the potential for re-use and increase access to it.

Amsterdam Strategy for Circular Economy

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

Organisation: Amsterdam Municipality

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Localisation: Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Summary

The Municipality of Amsterdam has released several documents on their strategy for working towards a circular economy. This strategy includes innovative business models, awareness raising activities and resource management projects. This factsheet gives a brief summary and insight into some of these documents and the partner associations working to enact these strategies.

Greenlab program for green business in Brussels

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Eco Design, Construction Material, Eco Production, Paper, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Material fractions, Plastic, Energy, Communication and Education, EEE, Water, Land use, Product Service Systems, Wood, Other bulky items, Biodiversity, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Impulse Brussels

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Localisation: Brussels Region (Belgium)

Summary

GreenLab (previously BSE Academy) has been created to develop the environmental markets in the Brussels-Capital Region and create jobs of all kinds. It offers an “accelerator programme” for projects covering areas such as circular economy, renewable energy and the environment with a focus on projects that have a technological component. Impulse takes care of the academy’s day-to-day running: over a six-month period, around 8-10 business start-ups (of 2-4 people with complementary profiles) receive guidance and support from Impulse itself and various experts and coaches. The aim of GreenLab is to ensure that by the end of the programme those start-ups have a pilot project tested and a business plan and a financial plan in place.