Procurement of sustainable catering services in Turin

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Legal, Economic, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Plastic

Tags: procurement

Organisation: City of Turin (Italy)

Localisation: Turin (Italy)


School catering represents a significant part of the procurement budget for the City of Turin. Packaging waste reduction and fractions separate collection are amongst the new measures introduced for more sustainable catering services.

Procurement of recycled asphalt for road resurfacing in Hamburg

Categories: Construction Material, Legal, Economic, Recycling

Tags: procurement

Organisation: City of Hamburg (Germany)

Localisation: Hamburg (Germany)


In Hamburg, green public procurement principles are included in the City's overarching procurement policy. Additional environmental contract requirements are imposed by the City specifically for road construction tenders.

Hamburg has taken a significant step forward to encourage an increase of recycling rates in construction materials by establishing an online exchange for soil, debris and construction materials that aims to support procurement of recycled asphalt.

Walloon Region circular economy strategy

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

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)


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)

Incineration and landfil policy in Flanders

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Legal, Paper, Economic, Metal, Glass, Plastic, Recycling, EEE, Wood

Organisation: Flemish government

Main partners:

  • OVAM – Flemish Waste Management Agency

Localisation: Flanders (BE)


The Flemish Government implements incineration and landfill restrictions. As a result, landfilling of bio-waste, unsorted waste, separated waste suitable for recycling and combustible waste are banned. Incineration of separated waste streams and unsorted waste are also banned.