Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region strategy for circular economy

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

Organisation: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region (Economical and Environmental Directorate)

Main partners:

  • ADEME – Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
  • Orée
  • CIRIDD
  • ARDI

Localisation: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (FR)

Summary

The former Rhône-Alpes Region (now integrated in the larger Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region) dedicated several of its policies – economic development, company's environmental management, waste management, Eco-innovation, research and training – toward a Circular Economy. Within an ‘Integrated Circular Economy Regional Project’, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region coordinates four different projects to make it possible: Industrial and Territorial Ecology, INNOV’R, Sindra, and Eco-designed Collective Buildings. Those four fields of intervention are very focused on businesses and industries, apart from the policy about hazardous waste which also includes a part involving the civil community. Those policies also aim at respecting the Regional Hazardous Waste Elimination Plan. Since the French territorial reform in 2015 leading to the creation of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, a network on circular economy has also been established.

Nord-Pas de Calais – Third Industrial Revolution Master Plan

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

Organisation: 1) - Nord-Pas de Calais Region; 2) Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Nord de France Region

Main partners:

  • World Forum Lille – Responsible Economy
  • Nord (“department” – lower administrative regional authority)
  • Pas de Calais (“department” – lower administrative regional authority)
  • Arras (“urban community”)
  • Dunkerque – Grand Littoral (“urban community”)
  • Lille (metropolitan area)
  • European Regional Development Fund in Nord-Pas de Calais

Localisation: Nord-Pas de Calais (FR)

Summary

The Master Plan is a strategic document conducted by Jeremy Rifkin and his team to lead the Nord-Pas de Calais Region towards the Third Industrial Revolution. Taking into account the regional specificities, it contains advices about the appropriate policies to apply.

Flanders’ Materials Programme

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

Organisation: 1) Government of Flanders; 2) Flemish Public Waste Agency (OVAM – coordinator of the Flanders’ Materials Programme)

Main partners:

  • Plan C (Flemish transition network for sustainable materials management)
  • SuMMa (Policy Research Centre on Sustainable Materials Management)
  • EWI (Department of Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flemish government)
  • AIO (Innovation & Enterprise Flanders)
  • KB (Public Governance Flanders)
  • FEBEM (Federation of Environmental Companies)
  • Vlaamse Confederatie Bouw (Flemish Construction Federation)
  • essenscia (Belgian Federation for Chemistry and Life Sciences industries)
  • Agoria (sectoral federation for the  technology industry)
  • VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research)
  • KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven)
  • Bond Beter Leefmilieu (Federation of Flemish environmental associations)

Localisation: Flanders (BE)

Summary

The Flanders’ Materials Programme brings together the Flemish government, industry, university & research centres, and civil society in order to achieve Flanders’ transition to a circular economy and sustainable materials management.

No-advertisement sticker with legal backing

Categories: Paper, Legal, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research

Organisation: Brussels Environment (IBGE-BIM)

Localisation: Brussels Capital Region (Belgium)

Summary

Since 1999, a sticker is available for the mailbox of Brussels residents by which they can choose not to receive unaddressed advertisements and/or free newspapers. The sticker received legal backing through a regional decree, which entitles individuals to file a complaint if they receive unwanted advertising and/or newspapers in their mailbox despite having placed the sticker.