Underground containers in Florence

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Paper, Legal, Metal, Technical and Research, Glass, Plastic, Recycling, Land use

Organisation: City of Florence

Main partners:

Localisation: Florence/Tuscany/Italy

Summary

The City of Florence implemented an underground waste collection system in the historical city centre to reduce the aesthetic impact of waste and boost selective collection. This was done in combination with an archaeological surveillance procedure which allowed the valorisation of eventual archaeological findings made during the digging phase, enriching the historical knowledge of the city.

Integration of waste collection points in the urban centre in Córdoba

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

Organisation: E.M. Sanitation Córdoba

Main partners:

Municipality of Córdoba

Localisation: Córdoba/Andalusia/Spain

Summary

The City of Córdoba implemented a series of waste deposit solutions aimed at addressing the problem of the visual impact of waste management in heritage city centres. Waste collection points, underground containers and container covers were integrated in the urban centre succeeding in reconciling the need to implement separate collection with environmental aesthetics and urban hygiene.

Resource Efficient Scotland service

Categories: Eco Consumption, Energy, Communication and Education, Recycling, Water

Tags: resource efficiency

Organisation: Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

  • Scottish Government

Localisation: Scotland/UK

Summary

Zero Waste Scotland supports businesses to improve their resource efficiency through the Resource Efficient Scotland service. This service, delivered through different pathways, helps to meet environmental objectives while improving business productivity, competitiveness and business resilience. Since its launch, over 3,500 businesses were helped, with one-to-one support identifying savings totalling £42million.

Scottish Circular Economy Investment Fund

Categories: Eco Design, Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Paper, Metal, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Glass, 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.