ECO3 Circular Economy Business Area in Tampere Region

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Metal, Technical and Research, Energy, Plastic, Wood, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other Fractions

Organisation: Verte Oy (public company owned by municipality of Nokia)

Main partners:

Main company partners are 21 anchor firms and technology providers such as (full list from the ECO3 web site):

Main public partners are:

Localisation: Nokia, Tampere region, Finland

Summary

ECO3 is a business park located in the Kolmenkulma business park in the border area between the cities of Nokia, Tampere and Ylöjärvi. The core of the industrial activity is being formed from bio- and circular economy companies which activities offer possibilities to many other tech and service companies in the bio- and circular economy, water-economy and energy field. From this area of independent organizations, a new creative ecosystem has developed, which exceeds traditional sector boundaries, and in which one person’s waste is another’s commodity. ECO3 works simultaneously as a demonstration and pilot environment, which is developed by co-operating with both domestic and foreign companies, as well as universities.

Industrial Symbiosis in Sabadell and Barberà del Vallès

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Energy, Plastic, Water, EEE, Wood, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Barbera del Valles Municipality (Spain), Sabadell Municipality (Spain)

Main partners:

Localisation: Corridor of Barberà del Vallès – Sabadell (Spain)

Summary

In order to spread industrial symbiosis concepts and its advantages to the 2,500 manufacturer companies forming part of the industrial area corridor of Barberà del Vallès – Sabadell, the two municipalities are working together to share resources and implement a common industrial symbiosis program. The main goal is to establish the basis of a new economic model based in more collaborative participation of the companies to maximize its resource efficiency.

Reused drugs in Genoa

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

Organisation: AMIU (Azienda Multiservizi e d'Igiene Urbana) (local municipal waste management and garbage disposal agency of Genova municipality)

Main partners:

Localisation: Genoa (IT)

Summary

"The medication prolongs life” (Il farmaco allunga la vita): The Genoese Pharmacies owned by the Municipality, in collaboration with the Association Gigi Ghirotti, are engaged in the collection of unused, valid, non-heat-sensitive medicines and with undamaged packages. The material are handed over to the eight community pharmacies and used by poor patients.

Circular Economy in Basque country

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

Organisation: 1) Basque Government’s Ministry for the Environment and Territorial Policy; 2) Ihobe (public agency of environment)

Main partners:

  • Udalsarea 21 network
  • Basque eco-design center

Localisation: Basque Country (ES)

Summary

In the case of the Basque Country, boosting the circular economy means committing to “greening” manufacturing, products, consumption and end-of-life, through public-private collaboration. Basque country has a long culture of networking and public-private collaboration and an average to high position on the “regional innovation scoreboard”.