Wcycle in Maribor

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Energy, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Water, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Wcycle Institute – circular economy cluster of local public utility companies

Main partners:

Localisation: Maribor (SI)

Summary

The municipality of Maribor is involved in several actions and projects to establish a circularity of waste, recyclables, water and energy, such as the Wcycle project, creating a strategic development model for the city as an urban centre in the field of integrated management of all generated waste, surplus energy, and wastewater.

Food valley of Bjuv

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Technical and Research, Energy, Recycling, Industrial and Territorial Ecology

Organisation: Bjuv municipality

Main partners:

Localisation: Bjuv/ Skåne /Sweden

Summary

The Food Valley of Bjuv (FVoB) is a cluster initiative founded by the Swedish food producer Findus Sverige AB in cooperation with the Bjuv municipality. It aims at developing innovative sustainable solutions for food production. The cluster has been created to be a meeting place for innovators and entrepreneurs to come together and develop new solutions, and to establish recycling-based production for food. Food Valley of Bjuv has currently several focus areas: sustainable food production, –green impact industrial park, onshore fish farming, greenhouse cultivation, innovative packaging industry and other related supportive industrial establishment.

Food Valley of Bjuv is also linked to innovation clusters and science parks such as Krinova Science Park (Sweden’s largest food incubator), Ideon Innovation (center for start-up businesses adjacent to the University of Lund), Food Evolution (Food Networks around Helsingborg and Food Academy, Sweden’s largest food clusters) and the Green Innovation Park Alnarp (GIPA).

Circular Economy in Basque country

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

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.