Circular Friesland Strategy

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

Multi-use wine bottle project in Styria

Categories: Economic, Glass, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Communication and Education

Organisation: Styrian Chamber of Agriculture

Main partners:

  • Styrian FA19D Waste and Material Flow Management
  • Styrian winegrowing enterprises

Localisation: Styria (Austria)

Summary

This action was organised in 2011 as a pilot project by the Specialised Division 19D Waste and Material Flow Management of the Styrian Provincial Government and the Wine Department of the Styrian Chamber of Agriculture in collaboration with Styrian winegrowers, SPAR supermarkets and the friends of Styrian quality wines. The action aimed to increase the quantity of Steiermarkflaschen that are refilled after their first use.

Watch your waste campaign in Manchester

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Legal, Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: Recycle for Greater Manchester

Localisation: Manchester (United Kingdom)

Summary

The action took place in Manchester (and the other 8 districts) in 2011. Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM) proposed to develop a watch your waste week event to promote awareness of waste prevention activities in order to encourage a change in behavior by showing how small changes can make a difference without the need to change lifestyle. The watch your waste week campaign would also be a celebration event of what has been achieved to date to reduce waste across Greater Manchester.