Mapping urban agriculture in Amsterdam

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Economic, Communication and Education, Recycling, Land use, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Amsterdam City Council

Main partners:

  • Local residents in small-scale initiatives
  • Urban agriculture companies

Localisation: Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Summary

In January 2014 the City Council launched a food policy “Voedsel en Amsterdam” (Food and Amsterdam), in which the policy agenda was set by the themes education, sustainability, connecting initiatives and debate. In 2015 food and urban agriculture became part of the provisional Green Agenda, defined by the new alderman on Sustainability and Public Space. To visualize the various urban agriculture initiatives in the city of Amsterdam an interactive map was made in 2014 and actualized since.

Scotland strategy for circular economy

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

Organisation: 1) The Scottish Government; 2)Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

Scottish Government agencies including

Financial support of:

  • European Regional Development funds

Localisation: Scotland (UK)

Summary

Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) was a programme set up in 2010 to support the implementation of the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan. In 2014, ZWS became an independent not-for-profit company, funded by the Scottish Government to deliver circular economy and low carbon policy priorities. Scotland has realised the benefits of being a frontrunner in waste reduction and the government has consistently supported local authorities to drive up recycling rates. This ambition for a Zero Waste society evolved into strong support for a Circular Economy.

Brussels Goodfood Strategy

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling

Organisation: 1) Bruxelles Environnement – Brussels Environment (Environment public administration of Brussels-Capital Region); 2) Bruxelles Economie-Emploi (Economy and jobs public administration of Brussels-Capital Region)

Main partners:

Financial support of:

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. This programme focuses on some of the main sectors for Brussels including sustainable food. Moreover, the food topic is specifically addressed by the GoodFood strategy for a more sustainable system of food consumption and production. By rethinking the food chain, the GoodFood strategy (also called ‘GoodFood Brussels’) aims to reduce waste and increase the amount of food grown locally.

Walloon Region circular economy strategy

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

Organisation: 1) Société Régionale d'Investissement de Wallonie (public agency to finance businesses) 2) Agence pour l’Entreprise et l’Innovation (public agency for entrepreneurship and innovation) 3) Office Wallon des déchets (public agency for waste management)

Main partners:

  • Business Clusters (including Mécatech, Greenwin) coordinated by BE.Fin for the circular economy project.
  • The network of advisers for enterprises, brought together within Walloon structures known as “operators”.
  • RESSOURCES: a network of non-profit making companies involved in recovery and recycling in Wallonia and in Brussels. The sixty active members receive, collect, sort, repair, recycle and resell products to which they give again life (textile, cumbersome, electrical equipment and electronic, wood, bicycles, waste of construction, green wastes, services industrial or cartridges of printers).

Localisation: Wallonia (BE)

Summary

The Marshall Plan 4.0 (2015-2019) which follows the Marshall Plan 2.Green (2009-2014) is the economic redeployment program for Wallonia. It intend to refocus the priorities of this economic restructuring program around the digital economy and circular economy. The Marshall Plan 4.0 develops a transverse axis dedicated to the circular economy as part of the Competitiveness Cluster Policy, with a specific focus on SMEs, and in collaboration with relevant actors. This focuses on the joint use of material flows and energy.
Circular economy is also integrated throughout different plans and current policies, among which:
– Regional policy statement 2014–2019
– Walloon Smart Specialization Strategy
– 2nd Walloon Sustainable Development strategy (draft)