Walloon Region circular economy strategy

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

Organisation: 1) Société Régionale d'Investissement de Wallonie (public agency to finance businesses) 2) Agence pour l’Entreprise et l’Innovation (public agency for entrepreneurship and innovation) 3) Office Wallon des déchets (public agency for waste management)

Main partners:

  • Business Clusters (including Mécatech, Greenwin) coordinated by BE.Fin for the circular economy project.
  • The network of advisers for enterprises, brought together within Walloon structures known as “operators”.
  • RESSOURCES: a network of non-profit making companies involved in recovery and recycling in Wallonia and in Brussels. The sixty active members receive, collect, sort, repair, recycle and resell products to which they give again life (textile, cumbersome, electrical equipment and electronic, wood, bicycles, waste of construction, green wastes, services industrial or cartridges of printers).

Localisation: Wallonia (BE)


The Marshall Plan 4.0 (2015-2019) which follows the Marshall Plan 2.Green (2009-2014) is the economic redeployment program for Wallonia. It intend to refocus the priorities of this economic restructuring program around the digital economy and circular economy. The Marshall Plan 4.0 develops a transverse axis dedicated to the circular economy as part of the Competitiveness Cluster Policy, with a specific focus on SMEs, and in collaboration with relevant actors. This focuses on the joint use of material flows and energy.
Circular economy is also integrated throughout different plans and current policies, among which:
– Regional policy statement 2014–2019
– Walloon Smart Specialization Strategy
– 2nd Walloon Sustainable Development strategy (draft)

Collaborative economy in Barcelona

Categories: Construction Material, Paper, Economic, Metal, Glass, Energy, Communication and Education, Plastic, EEE, Water, Wood, Land use, Other bulky items, Biodiversity, Collaborative Economy, Other Fractions

Organisation: Barcelona City Council

Main partners:

  • TERSA, Barcelona City Council & Barcelona Metropolitan Area
  • One of the main private partners: AVANCAR

Localisation: Barcelone (Spain)


Barcelona is becoming a strong hub for collaborative consumption/economy in various domain such as mobility, tourism, clothes, stuff, skills, finances, etc.

Textiles waste prevention in North Wales

Categories: Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Other bulky items

Organisation: Cylch (Wales Community Recycling Network)

Localisation: North Wales (UK)


Cylch (Wales Community Recycling Network) is operating a pilot scheme in North Wales with the objective to reduce the amount of textiles going to landfill, and to ensure that communities benefit from textiles reuse and recycling.

Sofa project on second hand furniture

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

Organisation: SOFA Project

Localisation: Bristol (UK)


“SOFA Project” was founded in Bristol in 1982 as the 'Shifting Old Furniture Around' project and has flourished ever since. “SOFA Project” is a social enterprise that supplies second hand furniture, household goods and domestic electrical appliances to people in conditions of need.