Flanders’ Materials Programme

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

Organisation: 1) Government of Flanders; 2) Flemish Public Waste Agency (OVAM – coordinator of the Flanders’ Materials Programme)

Main partners:

  • Plan C (Flemish transition network for sustainable materials management)
  • SuMMa (Policy Research Centre on Sustainable Materials Management)
  • EWI (Department of Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flemish government)
  • AIO (Innovation & Enterprise Flanders)
  • KB (Public Governance Flanders)
  • FEBEM (Federation of Environmental Companies)
  • Vlaamse Confederatie Bouw (Flemish Construction Federation)
  • essenscia (Belgian Federation for Chemistry and Life Sciences industries)
  • Agoria (sectoral federation for the  technology industry)
  • VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research)
  • KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven)
  • Bond Beter Leefmilieu (Federation of Flemish environmental associations)

Localisation: Flanders (BE)

Summary

The Flanders’ Materials Programme brings together the Flemish government, industry, university & research centres, and civil society in order to achieve Flanders’ transition to a circular economy and sustainable materials management.

Kringloopcentra and Bulky waste reuse

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

Organisation: Kringloopcentra

Localisation: Flanders region (Belgium)

Summary

The system of Reuse Centres originated in the Netherlands and was imported to Flanders in the early 1990s. Reuse is the second priority in the Flemish waste policy, following prevention.

Textile collection campaign Solid-R

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

Organisation: Ressources network

Localisation: Brussels and Walloon regions (Belgium)

Summary

Since 1999, the ‘Ressources’ network has gathered social economy enterprises active in Brussels and the Walloon regions. These social economy enterprises are collecting various types of products, amongst which textiles and EEE, to put them back on the market through second hand shops.

Furniture Reuse Network

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

Organisation: Furniture Reuse Network

Localisation: United Kingdom

Summary

The Furniture Reuse Network is the national body which supports, assists and develops charitable re-use organisations across the UK. FRN does this to reduce poverty by helping households in need access furniture, white goods and other household items at affordable prices. In addition, FRN supports re-use organisations in providing training and work placement opportunities for people who are socially excluded.