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


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.

Share Peterborough

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Product Service Systems, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Peterborough City Council

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Localisation: Peterborough (UK)


Share Peterborough is a totally free online sharing community for Peterborough organisations, reserved to subscribed members only. Registered members can thus exchange resources and needs, according to three main categories, people-products-places, for instance: someone can offer a spare meeting room to other members, while others can provide products, skills and services in exchange.

Active participation in Bologna

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

Organisation: Bologna Municipal Authority

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Localisation: Bologna (IT)


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.

Industrial Symbiosis in Sabadell and Barberà del Vallès

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Metal, Technical and Research, Glass, Energy, Plastic, Water, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other Fractions

Organisation: Barbera del Valles Municipality (Spain), Sabadell Municipality (Spain)

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Localisation: Corridor of Barberà del Vallès – Sabadell (Spain)


In order to spread industrial symbiosis concepts and its advantages to the 2,500 manufacturer companies forming part of the industrial area corridor of Barberà del Vallès – Sabadell, the two municipalities are working together to share resources and implement a common industrial symbiosis program. The main goal is to establish the basis of a new economic model based in more collaborative participation of the companies to maximize its resource efficiency.