Separate collection of batteries in Greece

Categories: Economic, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Recycling, Other Fractions

Organisation: AFIS

Localisation: Greece (EL)

Summary

Starting from 2005, separate collection of batteries started in Greece under teh responsibility of AFIS, a non-profit organization with the aim to collect and recycle portable batteries and accumulators in order to fulfill the national obligation to do so.

Separately collected batteries in Sofia

Categories: Economic, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Recycling, Other Fractions

Organisation: Municipality of Sofia

Main partners:

  • Ecobattery, batteries recovery organisation
  • UBARecycling, batteries recovery organisation

Localisation: Sofia (BG)

Summary

In 2010 Sofia Municipality launched a system for separate collection of waste batteries and accumulators in the municipality, with the assistance of recovery organisations "Ecobattery" and "UBARecycling".

Brussels Regional Programme for a Circular Economy

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

Organisation: 1) Brussels Environment; 2) Impulse

Main partners:

  • Government of the Brussels Capital-Region
  • Citydev.Brussels
  • Finance.Brussels
  • Innoviris
  • Bruxelles Propreté
  • Bruxelles Economie Emploi
  • Actiris
  • Bruxelles-Formation – VDAB Brussel

Localisation: Brussels-Capital Region (BE)

Summary

The objective of the Regional Programme for a Circular Economy (Programme Régional d’Economie circulaire – PREC) is to encourage the transformation of the linear economy into a circular economy, developing a strategic and operational vision of the environment as a resource creating local employment. This can be achieved in particular by relocating economic activity through short circuits in order to obtain a chain of value as complete as possible for the Brussels Capital-Region.

LOWaste project in Ferrara

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Design, Construction Material, Legal, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Economic, Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, Communication and Education, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Wood, Other bulky items, Collaborative Economy, Other Fractions

Organisation: Ferrara Municipality

Main partners:

  • La Città Verde, social cooperative
  • Impronta Etica, network of Italian companies engaged in the promotion of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • RREUSE, European network of social enterprises active in reuse, repair and recycling
  • Gruppo Hera, local utility

Localisation: Ferrara (IT)

Summary

Through the project LOWaste (Local waste market for second life products), Ferrara is experiencing a pattern of circular economy based on waste prevention, products reuse and material recycling supported by a public-private partnership framework. Starting from some pilot studies and tests, the project laid down the foundation for – and has seen the emergence of – a genuine local circular economy district with a focus on waste management in a circular economy.