Foodbattle program in municipalities in Gelderland

Categories: Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Other Fractions

Organisation: Apeldoorn; Lochem; Brummen; Provincie Gelderland

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Localisation: Province of Gelderland

Summary

During the FoodBattles in Apeldoorn, Lochem, Brummen and Eerbeek it was revealed to be possible to decrease the amount of food waste by 20% in three weeks. The concept of FoodBattle is to raise awareness of both consumers and supermarkets on the measures that can be taken to reduce food waste.

Amsterdam Strategy for Circular Economy

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

Organisation: Amsterdam Municipality

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Localisation: Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Summary

The Municipality of Amsterdam has released several documents on their strategy for working towards a circular economy. This strategy includes innovative business models, awareness raising activities and resource management projects. This factsheet gives a brief summary and insight into some of these documents and the partner associations working to enact these strategies.

Mapping urban agriculture in Amsterdam

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Economic, Communication and Education, Recycling, Land use, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Amsterdam City Council

Main partners:

  • Local residents in small-scale initiatives
  • Urban agriculture companies

Localisation: Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Summary

In January 2014 the City Council launched a food policy “Voedsel en Amsterdam” (Food and Amsterdam), in which the policy agenda was set by the themes education, sustainability, connecting initiatives and debate. In 2015 food and urban agriculture became part of the provisional Green Agenda, defined by the new alderman on Sustainability and Public Space. To visualize the various urban agriculture initiatives in the city of Amsterdam an interactive map was made in 2014 and actualized since.

Greenlab program for green business in Brussels

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Eco Design, Eco Production, Paper, Metal, Technical and Research, Material fractions, Glass, Communication and Education, Energy, Plastic, Water, EEE, Land use, Wood, Product Service Systems, Other bulky items, Biodiversity, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Impulse Brussels

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Localisation: Brussels Region (Belgium)

Summary

GreenLab (previously BSE Academy) has been created to develop the environmental markets in the Brussels-Capital Region and create jobs of all kinds. It offers an “accelerator programme” for projects covering areas such as circular economy, renewable energy and the environment with a focus on projects that have a technological component. Impulse takes care of the academy’s day-to-day running: over a six-month period, around 8-10 business start-ups (of 2-4 people with complementary profiles) receive guidance and support from Impulse itself and various experts and coaches. The aim of GreenLab is to ensure that by the end of the programme those start-ups have a pilot project tested and a business plan and a financial plan in place.