Walloon Region circular economy strategy

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

The Highland real nappy programme

Categories: Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Other Fractions

Organisation: Highland Real Nappy Project (HNRP)

Localisation: Highland Council area (UK)

Summary

The Highland Real Nappy Project (HNRP) started in November 2001 and has built up a network of dedicated and experienced volunteers who promote the benefits of real nappy use across the Highland Council area.

Reusable nappies subsidy scheme in Leuven

Categories: Eco Consumption, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Other Fractions

Organisation: Inter-municipality EcoWerf

Localisation: EcoWerf, Flanders region (Belgium)

Summary

For years now the inter-municipality EcoWerf promotes, with the support from the province of Flemish Brabant, the reusable diaper. Already 16 municipalities, part of EcoWerf, currently financially support the purchase of diapers.