Urban Regeneration in Prato

Categories: Construction Material, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Design, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Land use

Organisation: Municipality of Prato

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Localisation: Prato/Tuscany/Italy

Summary

The City of Prato’s strategy targets the construction sector, aiming at reducing and reusing construction and demolition waste. The City as developed measures to regenerate degraded and marginalised parts of the city with a “5 R” approach (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, Residual treatment), engaging in a number of partnerships at both local and European level. Circular economy in Prato has been integrated in the city’s Strategic Operational Plan, aiming not only at urban regeneration but also at an improvement of social cohesion and community life.

Re:Textile

Categories: Eco Design, Eco Production, Economic, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Region of West Sweden/Sweden; Swedish Society for Nature Conservation; Avfall Sverige

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Localisation: Region of West Sweden/Sweden

Summary

Re:Textile is a Swedish regional initiative which aims to implement circularity in the textile industry, creating business opportunities while using less natural resources. Re:Textile pursues eco-design and new business models in cooperation with stakeholders in the used textiles sector. The project has established a Re:Design Factory and looks forward to the creation of a national sorting centre for textiles.

Paper recycling in Cádiz

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Paper, Legal, Communication and Education, Recycling

Organisation: Municipality of Cádiz

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Localisation: Cádiz/Andalusia/Spain

Summary

This practice concerns the collection system for recyclable paper and cardboard implemented in the City of Cádiz. The system, supported by information and communication campaigns, boosted selective collection of paper and cardboard in the municipality, reaching 81% in 2015.

Mobile waste collection points in Mallorca

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Metal, Glass, Plastic, Recycling, Land use

Organisation: Palma City Council

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Localisation: Palma de Mallorca/Balearic Islands/Spain

Summary

This practice was developed as an alternative to conventional waste bins in those areas where there is not enough space to place them and where these must be well-integrated due to the environment where they are located. The municipality of Palma implemented mobile collection points, a system thanks to which the bins can be removed from the street after the collection hours and put back in place on a daily basis.