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

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

Warp it in Sunderland

Categories: Eco Consumption, Material fractions, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Communication and Education, Industrial and Territorial Ecology

Organisation: Sunderland City Council

Main partners:

Localisation: Sunderland (United Kingdom)

Summary

The Sunderland Partnership is a collaboration between numerous public and private institutions, as well as the community and voluntary sectors, to improve the quality of life for all city inhabitants. One of its programmes oversees the active sharing of “end-of-life” products in order to reduce costs and avoid waste. Warp It, a software program that enables different organisations in a particular region to connect and exchange products, is used to achieve these objectives.

Surrey reuse network

Categories: Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: Surrey County Council (SCC)

Main partners:

Localisation: Surrey (United Kingdom)

Summary

The aim of the Surrey Reuse Network (SRN) is to increase furniture reuse across the Surrey county and reduce the volume sent to landfill. More specifically, Surrey County Council (SCC) seeks to (1) enable the 5 networks of Furniture Reuse Organisations (FROs) to work as a county-wide network, delivering coordinated services that would optimise reuse and provide a consistent, high-quality service for residents; (2) build the capacity of individual FROs to handle greater volumes of furniture and white goods; and (3) raise public awareness of the potential for re-use and increase access to it.

Amsterdam Strategy for Circular Economy

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

Organisation: Amsterdam Municipality

Main partners:

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With the financial support of:

Localisation: Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Summary

The Municipality of Amsterdam has released several documents on their strategy for working towards a circular economy. This strategy includes innovative business models, awareness raising activities and resource management projects. This factsheet gives a brief summary and insight into some of these documents and the partner associations working to enact these strategies.