Irisphere project (Industrial Symbiosis) in Brussels

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

Organisation: Citydev.brussels - Brussels Regional Development Agency (helps businesses find sites in the Brussels-Capital Region. It also builds private homes as part of urban renewal projects)

Main partners:

  • Ecores
  • 5 firms (Solvay, ZF company, Buzzz Maxi Pesca, Rigobert, etc.)

Localisation: Brussels (Belgium)

Summary

As part of an Interreg IVB project (C2C BIZZ), Citydev.brussels and its technical sub-contractor EcoRes addressed material and energy flows on a business site, at company level. New ‘material’ matches were made between companies on site. The experiences were used to develop the Continuous Loop Tool, a database for companies where they can add their waste materials and the resources they need in order to find matches. The Irisphere program will continue after the end of C2C BIZZ on a larger scale thanks to the ERDF.

Tools for ecodesign in Flanders

Categories: Eco Design, Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Paper, Resources, Metal, Technical and Research, Glass, Plastic, Energy, EEE, Water, Land use, Wood, Other bulky items, Biodiversity, Other Fractions

Organisation: OVAM (Public Waste Agency of Flanders)

Main partners:

Localisation: Mechelen (Belgium)

Summary

OVAM created an ecodesign service within its facitlity. It developed 3 main tools: Ecolizer (estimation of the environmental impact of a product design), OVAM SIS Toolkit (Sustainable Innovation System – integration of sustainability principles into innovation and design processes), EHE-kit (Implementation of eco-design in higher education). In addition OVAM developed 3 specific activities to boost ecodesign in Flanders: Awards for designers, research and collection of good examples, launch of the European Network of Ecodesign Centres (ENEC).

Walloon Region circular economy strategy

Categories: Instruments, Biogenic fraction, Eco Design, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Construction Material, Business models, Paper, Legal, Eco Production, Economic, Eco Consumption, 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, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: 1) Société Régionale d'Investissement de Wallonie (public agency to finance businesses) 2) Agence pour l’Entreprise et l’Innovation (public agency for entrepreneurship and innovation) 3) Office Wallon des déchets (public agency for waste management)

Main partners:

  • Business Clusters (including Mécatech, Greenwin) coordinated by BE.Fin for the circular economy project.
  • The network of advisers for enterprises, brought together within Walloon structures known as “operators”.
  • RESSOURCES: a network of non-profit making companies involved in recovery and recycling in Wallonia and in Brussels. The sixty active members receive, collect, sort, repair, recycle and resell products to which they give again life (textile, cumbersome, electrical equipment and electronic, wood, bicycles, waste of construction, green wastes, services industrial or cartridges of printers).

Localisation: Wallonia (BE)

Summary

The Marshall Plan 4.0 (2015-2019) which follows the Marshall Plan 2.Green (2009-2014) is the economic redeployment program for Wallonia. It intend to refocus the priorities of this economic restructuring program around the digital economy and circular economy. The Marshall Plan 4.0 develops a transverse axis dedicated to the circular economy as part of the Competitiveness Cluster Policy, with a specific focus on SMEs, and in collaboration with relevant actors. This focuses on the joint use of material flows and energy.
Circular economy is also integrated throughout different plans and current policies, among which:
– Regional policy statement 2014–2019
– Walloon Smart Specialization Strategy
– 2nd Walloon Sustainable Development strategy (draft)

Collaborative economy in Barcelona

Categories: Construction Material, Paper, Economic, Metal, Glass, Communication and Education, Plastic, Energy, Water, EEE, Land use, Wood, Other bulky items, Biodiversity, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Barcelona City Council

Main partners:

  • TERSA, Barcelona City Council & Barcelona Metropolitan Area
  • One of the main private partners: AVANCAR

Localisation: Barcelone (Spain)

Summary

Barcelona is becoming a strong hub for collaborative consumption/economy in various domain such as mobility, tourism, clothes, stuff, skills, finances, etc.