Industrial Symbiosis in Sabadell and Barberà del Vallès

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Metal, Technical and Research, Glass, Plastic, Energy, EEE, Water, Wood, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Barbera del Valles Municipality (Spain), Sabadell Municipality (Spain)

Main partners:

Localisation: Corridor of Barberà del Vallès – Sabadell (Spain)

Summary

In order to spread industrial symbiosis concepts and its advantages to the 2,500 manufacturer companies forming part of the industrial area corridor of Barberà del Vallès – Sabadell, the two municipalities are working together to share resources and implement a common industrial symbiosis program. The main goal is to establish the basis of a new economic model based in more collaborative participation of the companies to maximize its resource efficiency.

Circular Economy in Basque country

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

Organisation: 1) Basque Government’s Ministry for the Environment and Territorial Policy; 2) Ihobe (public agency of environment)

Main partners:

  • Udalsarea 21 network
  • Basque eco-design center

Localisation: Basque Country (ES)

Summary

In the case of the Basque Country, boosting the circular economy means committing to “greening” manufacturing, products, consumption and end-of-life, through public-private collaboration. Basque country has a long culture of networking and public-private collaboration and an average to high position on the “regional innovation scoreboard”.

Circular Friesland Strategy

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

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.

Warp it in Sunderland

Categories: Eco Consumption, Material fractions, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Communication and Education, Industrial and Territorial Ecology

Organisation: Sunderland City Council

Main partners:

Localisation: Sunderland (United Kingdom)

Summary

The Sunderland Partnership is a collaboration between numerous public and private institutions, as well as the community and voluntary sectors, to improve the quality of life for all city inhabitants. One of its programmes oversees the active sharing of “end-of-life” products in order to reduce costs and avoid waste. Warp It, a software program that enables different organisations in a particular region to connect and exchange products, is used to achieve these objectives.