Scottish Circular Economy Investment Fund

Categories: Eco Design, Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Paper, Eco Production, Metal, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Glass, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, 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.

Vera Park industrial park and clusters

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Eco Production, Metal, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Glass, Communication and Education, Plastic, Energy, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, EEE, Water, Wood, Industrial and Territorial Ecology

Organisation: -Vinnova (National development agency) -NSR (North-west-Scania waste management company) -Sustainable Business Hub

Main partners:

Localisation: Helsinborg, Sweden

Summary

Vera Park serves as an industrial park and test bed from a waste and recycling perspective near Helsinborg, Sweden. A test bed is another name for the trial site for various research projects carried out in reality. Vera Park gathers a wide range of companies working in synergies. The close ties to industry and academy provide unique knowledge that is taught at the Vera Park Academy.

Circular public procurement at school in Aalborg

Categories: Paper, Eco Consumption, Economic, Metal, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Wood, Product Service Systems, Other bulky items

Organisation: City of Aalborg, Department of Environment, Centre for Green Transition

Main partners:

Localisation: City of Aalborg, Denmark

Summary

The City of Aalborg has implemented a circular public procurement of learning environments in the municipal primary schools. The tender provided the framework for how to recycle and repair the furniture to the municipality's primary schools: instead of investing in brand new furniture and throw the old away, the task was furnishing classrooms with a mix of new, recycled and refurbished furniture.

ECO3 Circular Economy Business Area in Tampere Region

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Metal, Technical and Research, Energy, Plastic, Wood, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other Fractions

Organisation: Verte Oy (public company owned by municipality of Nokia)

Main partners:

Main company partners are 21 anchor firms and technology providers such as (full list from the ECO3 web site):

Main public partners are:

Localisation: Nokia, Tampere region, Finland

Summary

ECO3 is a business park located in the Kolmenkulma business park in the border area between the cities of Nokia, Tampere and Ylöjärvi. The core of the industrial activity is being formed from bio- and circular economy companies which activities offer possibilities to many other tech and service companies in the bio- and circular economy, water-economy and energy field. From this area of independent organizations, a new creative ecosystem has developed, which exceeds traditional sector boundaries, and in which one person’s waste is another’s commodity. ECO3 works simultaneously as a demonstration and pilot environment, which is developed by co-operating with both domestic and foreign companies, as well as universities.