Selective collection in the Sardinia region

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Legal, Paper, Economic, Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Communication and Education, Recycling

Organisation: Autonomous Region of Sardinia

Localisation: Sardinia/Italy

Summary

Sardinia managed to achieve a dramatic improvement in its waste management performance becoming one of the best performing islands in the Mediterranean. Focusing on bio-waste separate collection and door-to-door collection, the island reached 60% separate collection in 2016 proving that tourist destinations can achieve high waste management targets.

Urban Regeneration in Prato

Categories: Construction Material, Eco Design, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Land use

Organisation: Municipality of Prato

Main partners:

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, Economic, Eco Consumption, 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, Legal, Paper, Economic, Eco Consumption, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, 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.