Circular Friesland Strategy

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

Procurement of recycled cartridges in Rome

Categories: Economic, Eco Consumption, Recycling, Other Fractions

Tags: procurement

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.

Sustainable procurement of office supplies in Ghent

Categories: Paper, Economic, Eco Consumption, Recycling, Other Fractions

Tags: procurement

Organisation: City of Ghent

Localisation: Ghent (Belgium)

Summary

In 2008, the City of Ghent put the Ghent 2020 action plan into place, setting the policy scene for concrete actions for a sustainable, inclusive and open society. This good practice factsheet focuses on the city of Ghent’s procuremet of paper and office supply.

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

Categories: Construction Material, Eco Design, Eco Consumption, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Energy, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, EEE, 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.