Circular Friesland Strategy

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

Organisation: Circular Friesland Association

Main partners:

Localisation: Friesland (NL)

Summary

The Circular Friesland Association (Vereniging Circulair Friesland) was initiated by coorporations within Friesland, later drawing in the provincial municipalities as partners. There was an acceptance that future business models would have to change due to the changing state of natural resources. In Friesland the chains are short and most parties are already familiar with eachother, allowing the concept of circular economy to be absorbed in the transition that was already taking place within the area.

Ecodynamic enterprise label

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Paper, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Metal, Technical and Research, Glass, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Energy, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Water, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Brussels Environment (IBGE-BIM)

Main partners:

  • Impulse.brussels (Brussels Entreprise Agency)
  • BECI (Chamber of commerce in Brussels)

Localisation: Brussels (Belgium)

Summary

The Ecodynamic enterprise label was created in 1999 by Brussels Environment. This Environmental Management System (EMS) offers private companies and public administrations with a systematic approach to lowering their impact on the environment. The “Ecodynamic enterprise” label is an official recognition of good environmental management practices by the Brussels-Capital Region. It encourages the introduction of an EMS, with a view towards eventual EMAS or ISO 14001 registrations. There are three levels depending on the initial level of environmental performance within the organisation. Each level is symbolised by stars. Applications are evaluated based on a large range of criteria. These criteria concern specific ecomanagement actions, quality of the environmental review, and the plan of actions established.

Procurement of recycled cartridges in Rome

Categories: Eco Consumption, Economic, Recycling, Other Fractions

Tags: procurement

Organisation: Metropolitan City of Rome Capital

Localisation: Rome

Summary

This good practices factsheet focuses on the tender for the acquisition of recycled cartridges by the Metropolitan City of Rome Capital.

Sustainable procurement of office supplies in Ghent

Categories: Paper, Eco Consumption, Economic, Recycling, Other Fractions

Tags: procurement

Organisation: City of Ghent

Localisation: Ghent (Belgium)

Summary

In 2008, the City of Ghent put the Ghent 2020 action plan into place, setting the policy scene for concrete actions for a sustainable, inclusive and open society. This good practice factsheet focuses on the city of Ghent’s procuremet of paper and office supply.