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

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.

Koopera Reusing Centre

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Paper, Legal, Economic, Metal, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Glass, Technical and Research, Plastic, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Wood, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Red Social Koopera Gizarte Sarea

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Localisation: Basque Country/Spain

Summary

Koopera Reusing Centre is the first comprehensive state plan in Spain for the collection and reuse of different kinds of goods, from clothes to books and appliances, envisioning zero waste together with social inclusion. Goods get collected, prepared for reuse and sold in the Koopera stores for an accessible price. In the Basque Country, a voice-recognition system has been implemented for the sorting of waste.

Alelyckan Reuse Park

Categories: Paper, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: Gothenburg municipality

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Local thrift shops (1 of them being owned by the municipality)

Localisation: Gothenburg /Sweden

Summary

Combining civic amenity sites with reuse is one of the possibilities to increase the collected quantities for re-use. This has been done for many years in the Alelyckan Reuse Park in Gothenburg (Sweden), where inhabitants are invited to donate the products they bring before disposing of them in the different recycling containers. The originality of this reuse park is to include a thrift shop, a workshop for renovating furniture and bicycles, and a store for used building materials like windows, closets, tiles, etc. in addition to a traditional civic amenity site. About 5% of the brought items are reused.