Flanders’ Materials Programme

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Eco Design, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Instruments, Legal, Eco Production, Business models, Paper, Eco Consumption, Economic, Metal, Glass, Material fractions, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Communication and Education, Plastic, Recycling, EEE, 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.

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.