Underground containers in Florence

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Paper, Legal, Metal, Technical and Research, Glass, Plastic, Recycling, Land use

Organisation: City of Florence

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Localisation: Florence/Tuscany/Italy

Summary

The City of Florence implemented an underground waste collection system in the historical city centre to reduce the aesthetic impact of waste and boost selective collection. This was done in combination with an archaeological surveillance procedure which allowed the valorisation of eventual archaeological findings made during the digging phase, enriching the historical knowledge of the city.

Vera Park industrial park and clusters

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Eco Production, Metal, Technical and Research, Glass, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Communication and Education, Energy, Plastic, Recycling, EEE, Water, Wood, Industrial and Territorial Ecology

Organisation: -Vinnova (National development agency) -NSR (North-west-Scania waste management company) -Sustainable Business Hub

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Localisation: Helsinborg, Sweden

Summary

Vera Park serves as an industrial park and test bed from a waste and recycling perspective near Helsinborg, Sweden. A test bed is another name for the trial site for various research projects carried out in reality. Vera Park gathers a wide range of companies working in synergies. The close ties to industry and academy provide unique knowledge that is taught at the Vera Park Academy.

Wcycle in Maribor

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

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

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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.

Food valley of Bjuv

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Technical and Research, Energy, Recycling, Industrial and Territorial Ecology

Organisation: Bjuv municipality

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Localisation: Bjuv/ Skåne /Sweden

Summary

The Food Valley of Bjuv (FVoB) is a cluster initiative founded by the Swedish food producer Findus Sverige AB in cooperation with the Bjuv municipality. It aims at developing innovative sustainable solutions for food production. The cluster has been created to be a meeting place for innovators and entrepreneurs to come together and develop new solutions, and to establish recycling-based production for food. Food Valley of Bjuv has currently several focus areas: sustainable food production, –green impact industrial park, onshore fish farming, greenhouse cultivation, innovative packaging industry and other related supportive industrial establishment.

Food Valley of Bjuv is also linked to innovation clusters and science parks such as Krinova Science Park (Sweden’s largest food incubator), Ideon Innovation (center for start-up businesses adjacent to the University of Lund), Food Evolution (Food Networks around Helsingborg and Food Academy, Sweden’s largest food clusters) and the Green Innovation Park Alnarp (GIPA).