Circular Economy in Basque country

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

Recycling fund in Scotland

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Economic, Metal, Glass, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, EEE, Recycling

Organisation: Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

Localisation: Scotland (UK)

Summary

The Scottish Recycling Fund (SRF) is a £3.8 million (€5 million) fund established in 2015 by Zero Waste Scotland and Scottish Enterprise to develop or expand materials reprocessing capacity and remanufacturing facilities in Scotland. The fund is able to offer loans, repayable over a 3-5 year period on commercial terms, to organisations that are interested in developing the relevant infrastructure in Scotland. While loans are primarily for capital investment, they can include working capital.

Circular Friesland Strategy

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

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.

Supply of recycled cartridges in Rome

Categories: Economic, Eco Consumption, Recycling, Other Fractions

Organisation: Metropolitan City of Rome Capital

Localisation: Rome

Summary

This good practices factsheet focuses on the tender for the acquisition of recycled cartridges by the Metropolitan City of Rome Capital.