Scottish Circular Economy Investment Fund

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Eco Design, Paper, Eco Production, Metal, Eco Consumption, Glass, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Collaborative Economy

Tags: business support

Organisation: Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

  • European Regional Development Fund
  • Scottish Government

Localisation: Scotland/UK

Summary

Zero Waste Scotland administers an £18million Circular Economy Investment Fund, which provides grant funding to small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) to:
• Explore markets for new circular economy products;
• Commercialise innovative business models for new circular economy products and services;
• Develop innovative technologies, products and services to support a circular economy.

Charge for single-use carrier bags in Scotland

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Production, Legal, Eco Consumption, Economic, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Communication and Education

Organisation: Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

  • Scottish Government

Localisation: Scotland/UK

Summary

In October 2014, Scotland introduced a minimum 5p charge for single use carrier bags through the Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Scotland) Regulations 2014. Before the charge, retailers in Scotland gave out an estimated 800 million single-use bags each year. The new regulations have dramatically reduced this number. Through the Carrier Bag Commitment Scottish retailers have and continue to direct the proceeds of the charge to all manner of good causes.

London Circular Economy Strategy

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Business models, Legal, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, EEE, Recycling, Other Fractions

Organisation: London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB)

Main partners:

Localisation: London/United Kingdom

Summary

The Greater London Authority (the Mayor of London’s administration) and the London Waste and Recycling Board cooperated to develop and implement a route map for the city’s transition towards a circular economy, focusing especially on 5 areas: built environment, food, textiles, electricals and plastics. LWARB are now working with stakeholders across London to deliver the action plan contained within the route map. This work includes programmes to create the right conditions for the circular economy through collaboration, policy, finance, business support and promoting circular actions and models.

Vera Park industrial park and clusters

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Eco Production, Paper, Metal, Technical and Research, Glass, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Energy, Recycling, Water, EEE, Wood, Industrial and Territorial Ecology

Organisation: -Vinnova (National development agency) -NSR (North-west-Scania waste management company) -Sustainable Business Hub

Main partners:

Localisation: Helsinborg, Sweden

Summary

Vera Park serves as an industrial park and test bed from a waste and recycling perspective near Helsinborg, Sweden. A test bed is another name for the trial site for various research projects carried out in reality. Vera Park gathers a wide range of companies working in synergies. The close ties to industry and academy provide unique knowledge that is taught at the Vera Park Academy.