Circular public procurement at school in Aalborg

Categories: Paper, Economic, Eco Consumption, Metal, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: City of Aalborg, Department of Environment, Centre for Green Transition

Main partners:

Localisation: City of Aalborg, Denmark

Summary

The City of Aalborg has implemented a circular public procurement of learning environments in the municipal primary schools. The tender provided the framework for how to recycle and repair the furniture to the municipality's primary schools: instead of investing in brand new furniture and throw the old away, the task was furnishing classrooms with a mix of new, recycled and refurbished furniture.

Eco-island of Krk

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling

Organisation: Ponikve company – owned by Krk island’s municipalities

Main partners:

  • Krk island’s municipalities

Localisation: Island of Krk/Primorsko-goranska županija /Croatia

Summary

Krk island’s municipalities and Ponikve started a new collection system, door-to-door, to increase the quality of the collection and improve the rate of reuse. As a result, Ponikve separates about 45% of the collected waste.

Wcycle in Maribor

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Energy, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Water, Recycling, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Wcycle Institute – circular economy cluster of local public utility companies

Main partners:

Localisation: Maribor (SI)

Summary

The municipality of Maribor is involved in several actions and projects to establish a circularity of waste, recyclables, water and energy, such as the Wcycle project, creating a strategic development model for the city as an urban centre in the field of integrated management of all generated waste, surplus energy, and wastewater.

Active participation in Bologna

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Legal, Economic, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Land use, Other bulky items, Collaborative Economy, Other Fractions

Organisation: Bologna Municipal Authority

Main partners:

Localisation: Bologna (IT)

Summary

Bologna Municipal Authority’s Register for Active Participation (Registro Cittadinanza Attiva del Comune di Bologna) represents an excellent example of governance structures and new legal frameworks aimed at fostering circular economy initiatives. The municipal authority has approved several circular economy projects within the framework of Bologna’s Regulations for the Care and Regeneration of Urban Public Property that was adopted by the Municipal Authority in 2014. One example is the association REUSE WITH LOVE, which is registered on the list for active participation in Bologna, with its two projects REUSE WITH LOVE and REUSE FOR GOOD.