Recycling fund in Scotland

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Economic, Metal, Glass, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Recycling

Organisation: Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

Localisation: Scotland (UK)

Summary

The Scottish Recycling Fund (SRF) is a £3.8 million (€5 million) fund established in 2015 by Zero Waste Scotland and Scottish Enterprise to develop or expand materials reprocessing capacity and remanufacturing facilities in Scotland. The fund is able to offer loans, repayable over a 3-5 year period on commercial terms, to organisations that are interested in developing the relevant infrastructure in Scotland. While loans are primarily for capital investment, they can include working capital.

Scottish institute for remanufacture (SIR)

Categories: Construction Material, Eco Design, Eco Production, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: 1. Zero Waste Scotland; 2. Scottish Funding Council (Scottish strategic body for funding teaching and learning provision and research)

Main partners:

  • Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Centre for Engineering Education and development
  • Scottish Universities

Localisation: Scotland (UK)

Summary

The Scottish Institute for Remanufacture (SIR) is funded by the Scottish Funding Council and Zero Waste Scotland. Hosted at the University of Strathclyde, SIR is a pan Scotland centre of excellence to increase innovation in remanufacturing. By stimulating and co-funding collaborative projects that address industry challenges it enables companies to increase reuse, repair and remanufacture in their manufacturing operations.

Circular Friesland Strategy

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

Horta à Porta in Porto

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

Organisation: LIPOR – Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto

Main partners:

  • Municipalities – Porto, Maia, Matosinhos, Espinho, Gondomar, Valongo e Vila do Conde;
  • Local Authorities (Parishes) of São Pedro de Rates, Aldoar Foz do Douro e Nevogilde, Aver-o-Mar Amorim e Terroso, Custóias Leça do Balio e Guifões, Vairão, Fajozes, Ermesinde, e Gondomar, Valbom e Jovim;
  • Institutions and Companies – Therapeutic Community of Meilão, Porto Night Shelters, TECMAIA – Maia Technology and Sciences Park, CICCOPN – Vocational Training Center, ALADI – Lavra’s Association for the Intellectually Disabled, Sé Cathedral Social Institution, ACISJF – International Catholic Association at the Service of Feminine Youth, Maia Municipal Company, COHAEMATO – Housing Cooperative, APPACDM – Portuguese Association of Parents and Friends of the Mental Disabled, InComunidade – Cooperative of Social Solidarity, Ermesinde Social Centre and Porto Holy House of Mercy.

Localisation: Greater Porto (Portugal)

Summary

Since Lipor’s constitution, in 1982, the organic waste management has represented a crucial issue in Lipor’s strategy. Through composting, Lipor has promoted the recovery of the organic fraction present in the Municipal Waste (about of 40%, in weight, of its composition) and the production of a natural compost with beneficial properties for lands poor in organic matter.

Currently, and taking into account the National and European politics, Lipor developed a sustainable management of the municipal waste produced by its associated municipalities, in which preventing waste production is considered the starting point. Although there are several projects related with home composting, educational kitchen gardens and organic farming in Porto's Region, they are spread and not easily accessible to the population. The creation of a net of this nature has a great importance.

In an attempt to optimize the existing areas, information and resources in the region, Lipor launched the Project Horta à Porta. This initiative allows the creation of dynamic and productive green areas but also the promotion of the contact with nature and healthful habits without forgetting the waste reduction.