Alelyckan Reuse Park

Categories: Paper, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: Gothenburg municipality

Main partners:

Local thrift shops (1 of them being owned by the municipality)

Localisation: Gothenburg /Sweden

Summary

Combining civic amenity sites with reuse is one of the possibilities to increase the collected quantities for re-use. This has been done for many years in the Alelyckan Reuse Park in Gothenburg (Sweden), where inhabitants are invited to donate the products they bring before disposing of them in the different recycling containers. The originality of this reuse park is to include a thrift shop, a workshop for renovating furniture and bicycles, and a store for used building materials like windows, closets, tiles, etc. in addition to a traditional civic amenity site. About 5% of the brought items are reused.

Mobile waste collection points in Ibiza

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Construction Material, Paper, Metal, Glass, Plastic, EEE, Recycling, Wood, Land use, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Island Council of Ibiza

Main partners:

Ca Na Negreta, S.A.

Localisation: Ibiza/Balearic Islands/Spain

Summary

Mobile waste collection points were implemented in Ibiza with the purpose to combine an efficient selective collection system with a low visual and spatial impact of waste management in the urban heritage area. The Mobile Clean Points are waste collection vehicles adapted to be used by citizens, collecting different types of waste in various locations on the island.

Circular public procurement at school in Aalborg

Categories: Paper, Eco Consumption, Economic, Metal, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, 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.

Active participation in Bologna

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Legal, Economic, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Land use, Other bulky items, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Bologna Municipal Authority

Main partners:

Localisation: Bologna (IT)

Summary

Bologna Municipal Authority’s Register for Active Participation (Registro Cittadinanza Attiva del Comune di Bologna) represents an excellent example of governance structures and new legal frameworks aimed at fostering circular economy initiatives. The municipal authority has approved several circular economy projects within the framework of Bologna’s Regulations for the Care and Regeneration of Urban Public Property that was adopted by the Municipal Authority in 2014. One example is the association REUSE WITH LOVE, which is registered on the list for active participation in Bologna, with its two projects REUSE WITH LOVE and REUSE FOR GOOD.