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)

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Localisation: Surrey (United Kingdom)


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

Organisation: Amsterdam Municipality

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Localisation: Amsterdam (The Netherlands)


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.

Greenlab program for green business in Brussels

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Eco Design, Construction Material, Paper, Eco Production, Metal, Glass, Material fractions, Technical and Research, Energy, Plastic, Communication and Education, EEE, Water, Product Service Systems, Land use, Wood, Other bulky items, Biodiversity, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Impulse Brussels

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Localisation: Brussels Region (Belgium)


GreenLab (previously BSE Academy) has been created to develop the environmental markets in the Brussels-Capital Region and create jobs of all kinds. It offers an “accelerator programme” for projects covering areas such as circular economy, renewable energy and the environment with a focus on projects that have a technological component. Impulse takes care of the academy’s day-to-day running: over a six-month period, around 8-10 business start-ups (of 2-4 people with complementary profiles) receive guidance and support from Impulse itself and various experts and coaches. The aim of GreenLab is to ensure that by the end of the programme those start-ups have a pilot project tested and a business plan and a financial plan in place.

Integrated waste management in Treviso

Categories: Instruments, Eco Production, Legal, Economic, Material fractions, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Energy, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Communication and Education, Recycling

Organisation: Contarina (public waste management company)

Main partners:

  • Social Cooperatives

Localisation: 50 municipalities within the province of Treviso, in the Veneto region (Italy)


The Contarina company was created in 1989 to manage waste collection for an increasing number of municipalities (today 50 municipalities) in the province of Treviso. Since 2015, Contarina has also been in charge of the post-mortem landfills after a 2000 decision by the Province of Treviso to close landfills. All this was done according to the systems and directions established by the Priula and Treviso consortia (to become the Consorzio de Bacino Priula in 2014). Subsequently, Contarina’s mandate expanded to include services such as road sweeping and the collection of special and hazardous waste, in addition to the collection and disposal of urban waste. Contarina’s success is based on a curbside collection system with a “pay as you throw” fee: a model that has been thoroughly tried and tested.