Separately collected batteries in Sofia

Categories: Economic, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Recycling, Other Fractions

Organisation: Municipality of Sofia

Main partners:

  • Ecobattery, batteries recovery organisation
  • UBARecycling, batteries recovery organisation

Localisation: Sofia (BG)


In 2010 Sofia Municipality launched a system for separate collection of waste batteries and accumulators in the municipality, with the assistance of recovery organisations "Ecobattery" and "UBARecycling".

Brussels Regional Programme for a Circular Economy

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

Organisation: 1) Brussels Environment; 2) Impulse

Main partners:

  • Government of the Brussels Capital-Region
  • Citydev.Brussels
  • Finance.Brussels
  • Innoviris
  • Bruxelles Propreté
  • Bruxelles Economie Emploi
  • Actiris
  • Bruxelles-Formation – VDAB Brussel

Localisation: Brussels-Capital Region (BE)


The objective of the Regional Programme for a Circular Economy (Programme Régional d’Economie circulaire – PREC) is to encourage the transformation of the linear economy into a circular economy, developing a strategic and operational vision of the environment as a resource creating local employment. This can be achieved in particular by relocating economic activity through short circuits in order to obtain a chain of value as complete as possible for the Brussels Capital-Region.

LOWaste project in Ferrara

Categories: Eco Design, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Construction Material, Legal, Eco Production, Economic, Eco Consumption, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Communication and Education, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Wood, Other bulky items, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Ferrara Municipality

Main partners:

  • La Città Verde, social cooperative
  • Impronta Etica, network of Italian companies engaged in the promotion of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • RREUSE, European network of social enterprises active in reuse, repair and recycling
  • Gruppo Hera, local utility

Localisation: Ferrara (IT)


Through the project LOWaste (Local waste market for second life products), Ferrara is experiencing a pattern of circular economy based on waste prevention, products reuse and material recycling supported by a public-private partnership framework. Starting from some pilot studies and tests, the project laid down the foundation for – and has seen the emergence of – a genuine local circular economy district with a focus on waste management in a circular economy.

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region strategy for circular economy

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

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

Main partners:

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

Localisation: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (FR)


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.