Circular Friesland Strategy

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

Organisation: Circular Friesland Association

Main partners:

Localisation: Friesland (NL)

Summary

The Circular Friesland Association (Vereniging Circulair Friesland) was initiated by coorporations within Friesland, later drawing in the provincial municipalities as partners. There was an acceptance that future business models would have to change due to the changing state of natural resources. In Friesland the chains are short and most parties are already familiar with eachother, allowing the concept of circular economy to be absorbed in the transition that was already taking place within the area.

Ecodynamic enterprise label

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Paper, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Energy, Communication and Education, Plastic, EEE, Water, Wood, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Brussels Environment (IBGE-BIM)

Main partners:

  • Impulse.brussels (Brussels Entreprise Agency)
  • BECI (Chamber of commerce in Brussels)

Localisation: Brussels (Belgium)

Summary

The Ecodynamic enterprise label was created in 1999 by Brussels Environment. This Environmental Management System (EMS) offers private companies and public administrations with a systematic approach to lowering their impact on the environment. The “Ecodynamic enterprise” label is an official recognition of good environmental management practices by the Brussels-Capital Region. It encourages the introduction of an EMS, with a view towards eventual EMAS or ISO 14001 registrations. There are three levels depending on the initial level of environmental performance within the organisation. Each level is symbolised by stars. Applications are evaluated based on a large range of criteria. These criteria concern specific ecomanagement actions, quality of the environmental review, and the plan of actions established.

De Site project in Ghent

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Technical and Research, Land use, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Social structures Ghent NPO (Samenlevingsopbouw Gent vzw)

Main partners:

Localisation: Ghent (Belgium)

Summary

The Site (De site) is a meeting point for local residents in Ghent of different population group, nationalities and people of different ages. This kind of meeting place is created not only by providing the necessary infrastructure (including a 3000 m² urban horticulture plot, mini kitchen gardens, a multi-purpose sports terrain, containers to provide material storage and work space, etc.), but also by developing projects with appropriate content (relating to both the neighbourhood and beyond).

Multi-use wine bottle project in Styria

Categories: Economic, Glass, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Communication and Education

Organisation: Styrian Chamber of Agriculture

Main partners:

  • Styrian FA19D Waste and Material Flow Management
  • Styrian winegrowing enterprises

Localisation: Styria (Austria)

Summary

This action was organised in 2011 as a pilot project by the Specialised Division 19D Waste and Material Flow Management of the Styrian Provincial Government and the Wine Department of the Styrian Chamber of Agriculture in collaboration with Styrian winegrowers, SPAR supermarkets and the friends of Styrian quality wines. The action aimed to increase the quantity of Steiermarkflaschen that are refilled after their first use.