Selective collection in the Sardinia region

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Legal, Metal, Economic, Waste Prevention, Glass, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, Recycling

Organisation: Autonomous Region of Sardinia

Localisation: Sardinia/Italy


Sardinia managed to achieve a dramatic improvement in its waste management performance becoming one of the best performing islands in the Mediterranean. Focusing on bio-waste separate collection and door-to-door collection, the island reached 60% separate collection in 2016 proving that tourist destinations can achieve high waste management targets.

Urban Regeneration in Prato

Categories: Construction Material, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Design, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Land use

Organisation: Municipality of Prato

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Localisation: Prato/Tuscany/Italy


The City of Prato’s strategy targets the construction sector, aiming at reducing and reusing construction and demolition waste. The City as developed measures to regenerate degraded and marginalised parts of the city with a “5 R” approach (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, Residual treatment), engaging in a number of partnerships at both local and European level. Circular economy in Prato has been integrated in the city’s Strategic Operational Plan, aiming not only at urban regeneration but also at an improvement of social cohesion and community life.

Gothenburg food policy

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Land use

Tags: procurement

Organisation: City of Gothenburg

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Localisation: Gothenburg/Sweden


Since 2009 the City of Gothenburg has promoted a better land use oriented at food production, through organic and urban agriculture.
The municipality developed many activities in 5 focus areas: food production, food consumption, food deliveries and logistics, resource efficiency nutrient circulation and water for food. Specific attention is paid to capitalising on Gothenburg’s large availability of unused land, turning it into a resource for local and organic food production.

Koopera Reusing Centre

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Legal, Paper, Economic, Metal, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Glass, Communication and Education, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Wood, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Red Social Koopera Gizarte Sarea

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Localisation: Basque Country/Spain


Koopera Reusing Centre is the first comprehensive state plan in Spain for the collection and reuse of different kinds of goods, from clothes to books and appliances, envisioning zero waste together with social inclusion. Goods get collected, prepared for reuse and sold in the Koopera stores for an accessible price. In the Basque Country, a voice-recognition system has been implemented for the sorting of waste.