Greenbizz Incubator

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Eco Production, Economic, Metal, Glass, Energy, Plastic, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items, 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:

  • Bruxelles Environnement (Brussels Environment administration)
  • Impulse.brussels (Brussels Entreprise Agency)
  • BBRI (Belgian Building Research Institute, a federal public research institute. 90,000 Belgian construction companies are members of this Institute)

Localisation: Brussels (Belgium)

Summary

The Brussels Greenbizz is a pre-incubation, incubation, prototyping and production infrastructure. The goals include boosting sustainable economic sectors in Brussels and supporting business initiatives in the sustainable economy by offering start-ups an optimum environment in which to develop their business ideas in a totally new building pioneering innovative, pleasing and exemplary architecture in terms of sustainable development.

Circular Economy in Basque country

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Instruments, Eco Design, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Business models, Legal, Paper, 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, Wood, Product Service Systems, Other bulky items, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: 1) Basque Government’s Ministry for the Environment and Territorial Policy; 2) Ihobe (public agency of environment)

Main partners:

  • Udalsarea 21 network
  • Basque eco-design center

Localisation: Basque Country (ES)

Summary

In the case of the Basque Country, boosting the circular economy means committing to “greening” manufacturing, products, consumption and end-of-life, through public-private collaboration. Basque country has a long culture of networking and public-private collaboration and an average to high position on the “regional innovation scoreboard”.

Circular Friesland Strategy

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