Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region strategy for circular economy

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

Organisation: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region (Economical and Environmental Directorate)

Main partners:

  • ADEME – Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
  • Orée
  • CIRIDD
  • ARDI

Localisation: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (FR)

Summary

The former Rhône-Alpes Region (now integrated in the larger Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region) dedicated several of its policies – economic development, company's environmental management, waste management, Eco-innovation, research and training – toward a Circular Economy. Within an ‘Integrated Circular Economy Regional Project’, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region coordinates four different projects to make it possible: Industrial and Territorial Ecology, INNOV’R, Sindra, and Eco-designed Collective Buildings. Those four fields of intervention are very focused on businesses and industries, apart from the policy about hazardous waste which also includes a part involving the civil community. Those policies also aim at respecting the Regional Hazardous Waste Elimination Plan. Since the French territorial reform in 2015 leading to the creation of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, a network on circular economy has also been established.

Nord-Pas de Calais – Third Industrial Revolution Master Plan

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

Organisation: 1) - Nord-Pas de Calais Region; 2) Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Nord de France Region

Main partners:

  • World Forum Lille – Responsible Economy
  • Nord (“department” – lower administrative regional authority)
  • Pas de Calais (“department” – lower administrative regional authority)
  • Arras (“urban community”)
  • Dunkerque – Grand Littoral (“urban community”)
  • Lille (metropolitan area)
  • European Regional Development Fund in Nord-Pas de Calais

Localisation: Nord-Pas de Calais (FR)

Summary

The Master Plan is a strategic document conducted by Jeremy Rifkin and his team to lead the Nord-Pas de Calais Region towards the Third Industrial Revolution. Taking into account the regional specificities, it contains advices about the appropriate policies to apply.

Flanders’ Materials Programme

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

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.

Industrial symbiosis in Kalundborg

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Technical and Research, Energy, Water, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other Fractions

Organisation: Kalundborg Municipality

Main partners:

  • Novo Nordisk (producer of insulin), Novozymes (producer of enzymes), French-owned Gyproc produces gypsum board, Dong Energy own the Asnæs Plant, the biggest power plant in Denmark, Statoil owns Denmark’s biggest oil refinery, Kara/Novoren is a waste treatment company.
  • Kalundborg utility company, Kalundborg Forsyning A/S supplies companies and the citizens of Kalundborg city with water and district heating, as well as disposing of waste water from the entire municipality. Kalundborg Forsyning A/S also supplies some companies with surface water taken from the lake Tissø, which is connected to Kalundborg through a 12 km long pipeline.

Localisation: Kalundborg (Denmark)

Summary

The Kalundborg Symbiosis is an industrial ecosystem in Denmark, where eight industrial companies are working together making by-products commercially interesting as new resources in other production processes after the cradle to cradle model. An industrial symbiosis is a local collaboration where public and private enterprises buy and sell residual products, resulting in mutual economic and environmental benefits.