Building a greener fire brigade in London

Categories: Eco Design, Legal, Economic, Energy, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Water

Organisation: Greater London Authority (United Kingdom)

Localisation: London Borough of Havering (United Kingdom)

Summary

In 2006, the need for a new fire station serving the growing London Borough of Havering was identified. A site was selected which allowed for the conversion of three existing industrial units, as well as meeting operational requirements. The design brief focused on sustainability principles including reuse of the existing structures, lower energy and water consumption and the production of renewable energy.

Walloon Region circular economy strategy

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

Organisation: 1) Société Régionale d'Investissement de Wallonie (public agency to finance businesses) 2) Agence pour l’Entreprise et l’Innovation (public agency for entrepreneurship and innovation) 3) Office Wallon des déchets (public agency for waste management)

Main partners:

  • Business Clusters (including Mécatech, Greenwin) coordinated by BE.Fin for the circular economy project.
  • The network of advisers for enterprises, brought together within Walloon structures known as “operators”.
  • RESSOURCES: a network of non-profit making companies involved in recovery and recycling in Wallonia and in Brussels. The sixty active members receive, collect, sort, repair, recycle and resell products to which they give again life (textile, cumbersome, electrical equipment and electronic, wood, bicycles, waste of construction, green wastes, services industrial or cartridges of printers).

Localisation: Wallonia (BE)

Summary

The Marshall Plan 4.0 (2015-2019) which follows the Marshall Plan 2.Green (2009-2014) is the economic redeployment program for Wallonia. It intend to refocus the priorities of this economic restructuring program around the digital economy and circular economy. The Marshall Plan 4.0 develops a transverse axis dedicated to the circular economy as part of the Competitiveness Cluster Policy, with a specific focus on SMEs, and in collaboration with relevant actors. This focuses on the joint use of material flows and energy.
Circular economy is also integrated throughout different plans and current policies, among which:
– Regional policy statement 2014–2019
– Walloon Smart Specialization Strategy
– 2nd Walloon Sustainable Development strategy (draft)

Reuse and preparing for reuse of construction material by Rotor

Categories: Construction Material, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Industrial and Territorial Ecology

Organisation: Bruxelles Environnement (Brussels Environment administration)

Main partners:

Localisation: Brussels (Belgium)

Summary

On a practical level, Rotor, a collective of architects and engineers, handles the conception and realization of design and architectural projects. On a theoretical level, Rotor develops strategic advices on design, material resources, and waste through research, and reports, organising exhibitions and conferences. Since 2014, the spin-off Rotor Deconstruction has been launched, a company that organizes the dismantling and selling of reusable construction components coming from the insides of large-scale, modern buildings.

The Highland real nappy programme

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

Organisation: Highland Real Nappy Project (HNRP)

Localisation: Highland Council area (UK)

Summary

The Highland Real Nappy Project (HNRP) started in November 2001 and has built up a network of dedicated and experienced volunteers who promote the benefits of real nappy use across the Highland Council area.