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.

Emmaus Community Reuse Network

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

Organisation: Emmaus Community of Ile-de-France

Localisation: Ile de France

Summary

The Emmaus Community of Ile-de-France entrust ‘Emmaus Défi’ for the collection of objects (WEEE, furniture, textile, etc.) that they cannot provide in order to prevent waste via a reuse scheme and second hand programme.

Exchange of mercury thermometers by digital thermometers

Categories: Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Other Fractions

Organisation: LIPOR - Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto

Localisation: Portugal

Summary

The objectives of this action were to conduct a campaign to exchange mercury thermometers by digital thermometers, sensitize the population for the danger of mercury, allow for a proper referral of such waste, and prevent it from occurring in the urban waste, and thus their transport to landfills or incineration.

Hazardous waste collection in Sofia

Categories: Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Recycling, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Municipality of Sofia

Main partners:

  • BalBok Engineering

Localisation: Sofia (BG)

Summary

In 2012 Sofia Municipality launched a system for separate collection of hazardous household waste. The system includes door-to-door collection by request or in mobile collection points, providing transportation and packaging for safe transport, subsequent treatment and disposal.