Scottish Circular Economy Investment Fund

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Eco Design, Paper, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Collaborative Economy

Tags: business support

Organisation: Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

  • European Regional Development Fund
  • Scottish Government

Localisation: Scotland/UK

Summary

Zero Waste Scotland administers an £18million Circular Economy Investment Fund, which provides grant funding to small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) to:
• Explore markets for new circular economy products;
• Commercialise innovative business models for new circular economy products and services;
• Develop innovative technologies, products and services to support a circular economy.

Charge for single-use carrier bags in Scotland

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Production, Legal, Eco Consumption, Economic, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Communication and Education

Organisation: Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

  • Scottish Government

Localisation: Scotland/UK

Summary

In October 2014, Scotland introduced a minimum 5p charge for single use carrier bags through the Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Scotland) Regulations 2014. Before the charge, retailers in Scotland gave out an estimated 800 million single-use bags each year. The new regulations have dramatically reduced this number. Through the Carrier Bag Commitment Scottish retailers have and continue to direct the proceeds of the charge to all manner of good causes.

Amersfoort food strategy

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Legal, Eco Production, Economic, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Collaborative Economy

Tags: food chain, sustainable food

Organisation: Municipality of Amersfoort

Main partners:

  • Echt Eten Metwerk (EEM)

Localisation: Amersfoort/Utrecht/Netherlands

Summary

Echt Eten Metwerk (EEM, “Real Food Network”), in partnership with the municipality of Amersfoort and other local actors, released a Local Action Plan (LAP) entitled “Real Food in the EEM-City” (Echt Eten in de EEMstad). This strategy shows the position of Amersfoort in regard to local food and sustainability in 2014 and 2015. This includes an historical background, projects undertaken and outcomes of those projects.

London Circular Economy Strategy

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Legal, Business models, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, EEE, Other Fractions

Organisation: London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB)

Main partners:

Localisation: London/United Kingdom

Summary

The Greater London Authority (the Mayor of London’s administration) and the London Waste and Recycling Board cooperated to develop and implement a route map for the city’s transition towards a circular economy, focusing especially on 5 areas: built environment, food, textiles, electricals and plastics. LWARB are now working with stakeholders across London to deliver the action plan contained within the route map. This work includes programmes to create the right conditions for the circular economy through collaboration, policy, finance, business support and promoting circular actions and models.