Greenbizz Incubator

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Eco Production, Economic, Metal, Glass, Energy, Plastic, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Citydev.Brussels - Brussels Regional Development Agency (helps businesses find sites in the Brussels-Capital Region. It also builds private homes as part of urban renewal projects)

Main partners:

  • Bruxelles Environnement (Brussels Environment administration)
  • Impulse.brussels (Brussels Entreprise Agency)
  • BBRI (Belgian Building Research Institute, a federal public research institute. 90,000 Belgian construction companies are members of this Institute)

Localisation: Brussels (Belgium)

Summary

The Brussels Greenbizz is a pre-incubation, incubation, prototyping and production infrastructure. The goals include boosting sustainable economic sectors in Brussels and supporting business initiatives in the sustainable economy by offering start-ups an optimum environment in which to develop their business ideas in a totally new building pioneering innovative, pleasing and exemplary architecture in terms of sustainable development.

Reused drugs in Genoa

Categories: Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Other Fractions

Organisation: AMIU (Azienda Multiservizi e d'Igiene Urbana) (local municipal waste management and garbage disposal agency of Genova municipality)

Main partners:

Localisation: Genoa (IT)

Summary

"The medication prolongs life” (Il farmaco allunga la vita): The Genoese Pharmacies owned by the Municipality, in collaboration with the Association Gigi Ghirotti, are engaged in the collection of unused, valid, non-heat-sensitive medicines and with undamaged packages. The material are handed over to the eight community pharmacies and used by poor patients.

Circular Economy in Basque country

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

Community gardens in Utrecht

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Production, Land use, Collaborative Economy

Tags: Utrecht, community gardens

Organisation: Utrecht City

Main partners:

Localisation: Utrecht (The Netherlands)

Summary

In Utrecht in the last few years a great diversity of community gardens has emerged. These include: gardens where young children work together with elderly people, gardens where people with diverse ethnic backgrounds unite, gardens where vulnerable people with severe mental and addiction challenges can find peace and learn to participate in society again, gardens in privileged neighbourhoods as well as in poorer districts, food gardens, educational gardens as well as more creative art gardens.