Circular Friesland Strategy

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

Pilot plant of the institute of industrial and automation technologies in Milan

Categories: Construction Material, Eco Design, Metal, Eco Consumption, Technical and Research, Glass, Energy, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Institute of industrial and automation technologies

Main partners:

  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
  • Dipartimento di ingegneria, ICT e tecnologie per l’energia e trasporti (DIITET)
  • Manufuture European Platform (MEP)
  • Others partners: see weblink

Localisation: Milan (Italy)

Summary

ITIA-CNR continuously supports the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector by bringing innovation in the factory. The enabling technologies and tools developed by their Research Departments are used to realize physical pilot factories which represent valuable platforms to support industrial research and the transfer of research results to companies. One example is a pilot plant for the De–and Remanufacturing of automotive mechatronic components. Some others research fields in addition to demanufacturing are Industrial Products-Service System and Product-Service Systems across Life Cycle or the future of 3D-printing.

Product-service system module by UCM

Categories: Eco Design, Material fractions, Technical and Research, Energy, Water, Land use, Product Service Systems, Biodiversity

Organisation: Bruxelles Environnement (IBGE-BIM)

Main partners:

Localisation: Brussels Region (Belgium)

Summary

The Brussels-Capital Region has granted a budget of € 60,000 to UCM to test a support module for SMEs (less than 10 people) over Product-Service System. From March 2014 to December 2014, seven companies (2 start-up and 5 existing companies) have followed the individual and collective support module. The selected SME starts with an individual interview or pre-diagnosis made by UCM to suggest to most relevant model/tool based on its profile. Then, the SME follows 6 collective sessions, complemented by two personal meetings with a consultant, over 10 months and a regular follow up by UCM.

Rental of low-carbon multifunction devices (mfd) in Porto

Categories: Eco Consumption, Economic, Energy, Product Service Systems, Other Fractions

Organisation: LIPOR – Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto

Localisation: Metropolitan Area of Porto

Summary

This good practices factsheet focuses on the tender for renting of imaging equipment to be used in the LIPOR facilities in Porto.