Collaborative economy in Barcelona

Categories: Construction Material, Paper, Metal, Economic, Glass, Communication and Education, Energy, Plastic, EEE, Water, Land use, Wood, Other bulky items, Biodiversity, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Barcelona City Council

Main partners:

  • TERSA, Barcelona City Council & Barcelona Metropolitan Area
  • One of the main private partners: AVANCAR

Localisation: Barcelone (Spain)

Summary

Barcelona is becoming a strong hub for collaborative consumption/economy in various domain such as mobility, tourism, clothes, stuff, skills, finances, etc.

Office dematerialisation in Brussels Region

Categories: Paper, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Energy

Organisation: Brussels Environment (IBGE-BIM)

Localisation: Brussels Capital Region (Belgium)

Summary

At the end of 2003, the Brussels Administration for Environment (IBGE-BIM) initiated a “Program of office dematerialisation actions” aiming to reduce office paper and energy consumption.

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, Water, Recycling, Land use, Wood, Product Service Systems, Other bulky items, Biodiversity, 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.

Industrial symbiosis in Kalundborg

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Technical and Research, Energy, Water, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other Fractions

Organisation: Kalundborg Municipality

Main partners:

  • Novo Nordisk (producer of insulin), Novozymes (producer of enzymes), French-owned Gyproc produces gypsum board, Dong Energy own the Asnæs Plant, the biggest power plant in Denmark, Statoil owns Denmark’s biggest oil refinery, Kara/Novoren is a waste treatment company.
  • Kalundborg utility company, Kalundborg Forsyning A/S supplies companies and the citizens of Kalundborg city with water and district heating, as well as disposing of waste water from the entire municipality. Kalundborg Forsyning A/S also supplies some companies with surface water taken from the lake Tissø, which is connected to Kalundborg through a 12 km long pipeline.

Localisation: Kalundborg (Denmark)

Summary

The Kalundborg Symbiosis is an industrial ecosystem in Denmark, where eight industrial companies are working together making by-products commercially interesting as new resources in other production processes after the cradle to cradle model. An industrial symbiosis is a local collaboration where public and private enterprises buy and sell residual products, resulting in mutual economic and environmental benefits.